JOHN Klose stands for upholding the nation's Christian heritage and the importance of 'righteousness', especially in government.
The 61-year-old from Crescent Head is married to Jan and has four children, Megan, Lachlan, Naomi and Hannah; and seven grandchildren.
His working life includes 12 years as a technical studies teacher in Adelaide and for the past 17 years he has managed Crescent Head Cycles and Mowers, with assistance from Jan.
The couple attend Grace Church at Port Macquarie and have taught scripture at Crescent Head and East Kempsey primary schools for several years, as well as facilitating a Sunday Bible study in various homes at Crescent Head. From 1996 to 2012 they ran Kempsey Recreational Cyclists and John enjoys surfing and stand-up paddle boarding, as well as cycling.
John believes bureaucracy should assist in promoting the efficiency of private enterprise, not hindering it with over regulation, and that national road funding in the Lyne electorate is a 'service' to local productivity.
Other areas of concern include federal support for local businesses that are export oriented and said borrowing money on the public credit of the Commonwealth for local use must be justified by a cost-benefit analysis before decisions are made.
He believes new citizens should be presented with a copy of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution at their naturalisation ceremony and a banner highlighting the opening statement of our Constitution displayed during such ceremonies.
John said marriage should be between a man and a woman, and proposes federal funding for courses of marriage education and parenting responsibilities for all students in their school years.
He believes custody and guardianship of infants should not be granted to same-sex couples and disagrees with the NSW Government's same-sex legislation.
John feels there should be priority given to federal funding of welfare to work programs for indigenous populations, and that immigrants should only be to those who can live under our Constitutional values.
He said dual interstate railway lines would improve transport efficiencies.
John strongly feels federal funding for a national network of bicycle paths which mesh in with other public transport is a way to address concerns including transport, environmental protection and national health.
He believes awareness needs to be raised of the Commonwealth Constitution.
To achieve this he has launched the website www.australiansforconstitutionalawareness.net.au, but also feels it needs to go into the education system at every level, as well as our wider society.
He said there needs to be federal funding of a national scripture education program - not religion but the bible, its authors, history, themes, concepts and characters, and impact on humanity.