Voters in Oxley are still unsure of their candidate list
AS ANTICIPATION for the next Federal Election mounts, voters in the ward of Oxley are still unsure of their list of candidates.
While the Labor Party have pre-selected current Brisbane City Councillor Milton Dick, the Liberal National Party are yet to decide on a candidate.
A LNP staff member said "the party is still in the process of selecting a candidate and expects to do so in the next few weeks".
Meanwhile, Labor candidate Milton Dick has hit the ground running.
Mr Dick, who is still employed as a Brisbane City Councillor, said he will retire at the council election in March to focus on his bid to leap into Federal politics.
"My number one priority is of course to keep helping and working hard for residents in my role as local councillor," he said.
"Since my announcement, in my spare time I have been working hard, door knocking, holding mobile offices and meeting with community groups to earn the trust of local residents.
"Locals are telling me in recent weeks they are really scared about the proposed increase in the GST.
"Families and seniors alike have all told me they don't support household bills going through the roof and I say very publicly that I will fight any increase in the rate of GST.
"It's bad for the economy and it's bad for Oxley."
Mr Dick said although the LNP had not officially endorsed a candidate, he would not let that affect his campaign.
"Regardless of whoever runs against me in the seat of Oxley, I am taking nothing for granted in the lead up to the next Federal election," he said.
The Federal electorate of Oxley covers suburbs such as Jindalee, Mount Ommaney, Westlake, Riverhills, Middle Park, Wacol, Darra, Inala, Durack, Richlands, Doolandella, Forest Lake, Larapinta, Pallara, Ellen Grove, Carole Park, Camira, Gailes, Goodna, Redbank and parts of Redbank Plains, Brookwater, Augustine Heights, Springfield and Springfield Lakes.