LIKE many other candidates running for the seat of Murray, Philip Langfield sees water as the biggest issue for the electorate this election.
Mr Langfield, a semi-retired farmer, is standing for Murray as part of the Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group).
Currently living in Wattamondara, Mr Langfield has previously put his hand up as a candidate for the party in the 2017 byelection in Cootamundra.
"I've been representing with the Christian Democratic Party for some time now," he said.
"I think it's good to offer people with a choice."
Mr Langfield said he had been following the issues and believes water is the number-one problem facing people living and working in the Murray electorate.
"Look what has happened in the Darling River and the fish kills ... that was a man-made disaster that should have never happened," he said.
"The politicians have been blaming the drought, but it's lots of things.
"The drought just brought that particular issue to a head."
Mr Langfield believes there's a solution to the lack of water - better planning.
"There has been a lack of foresight for so long ... there's no vision and that's what we are crying out for," he said.
"We need more dams to be built if we are going to continue to be a strong country."
Immigration is also a topical issue Mr Langfield said he had strong views on.
He believes the government should cut back on its intake of immigrants and fix the required infrastructure that is needed to deal with an increasing population.
"I don't have anything against immigration, but I think we do need to look at it and cut it back while some of the problems can be solved," Mr Langfield said. "We don't have the appropriate infrastructure.
"In the cities there's no room and to bring immigrants out into the bush, we're just not properly equipped yet."
Education of young people is another of Mr Langfield's campaign platforms. "There's a lot of work to be done with our schools," he said. "Too often I drive around and see all of these demountables (classroom) at schools.
"I don't think that's good enough. Our children deserve better than that, especially in today's day and age."
Welfare benefits are another of his priorities. Mr Langfield says those on welfare should be part of some form of employment training.
"I think if those on welfare need to be doing this in order to get their payments," he said. "I would like to see more effort put into on-the-job training across the board as well."
Names as they appear on the ballot:
- Langfield, Philip CHRISTIAN DEMOGRAPHIC PARTY
- Weyrich, Tom PAULINE HANSON'S ONE NATION PARTY
- De Silva, Nivanka THE GREENS PARTY
- Mills, Brian INDEPENDENT
- Dalton, Helen SHOOTERS, FISHERS AND FARMERS PARTY
- Kendall, Carl SUSTAINABLE AUSTRALIA
- Purtill, Alan COUNTRY LABOR PARTY
- Davies, Liam KEEP SYDNEY OPEN
- Evans, Austin NATIONALS PARTY
- Landini, David INDEPENDENT
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