Mark Ellis hates red tape, hates it so intensely that he became the Farrer candidate for the Liberal Democratic Party.
He insists that red tape is stifling Australia's economic growth and strangling our personal freedoms.
"People lost so much freedom and they've lost it just in increments, like a frog being boiled alive in water," Mr Ellis said.
He used to be a card-carrying Liberal Party member, but left in disgust at the party's "nanny state" policies.
Four years ago he discovered the Liberal Democratic Party aligned with his libertarian worldview and he is now the vice president of the NSW branch.
Now he's hoping to unseat incumbent Liberal member Sussan Ley and usher in a new, libertarian way of doing things.
"The Liberal government is authoritarian socialist; they are very prone to compelling people to do things and there's way too much red tape," Mr Ellis said.
"Did you know In NSW there' s 17,000 things for which you can be fined? I would defy even a well qualified person to list a tenth of that list."
Other things on his pet hate list include political correctness, the nanny state, the "junk science of climate change", and the "chardonnay sipping inner city people who make decisions on behalf of rural Australians".
One of his election commitments will be cutting the GST on electricity, which he says is making energy unaffordable for many rural Australians.
Another will be removing the fuel excise and bringing back the good old days when petrol cost 99 cents a litre.
Another election priority is housing affordability, which he says can be solved by cutting taxes and charges and loosening regulation around constructing new houses.
He believes parents should reserve the right to withdraw their children from the Safe Schools program as well as from vaccinations.
He also wants to see reforms to the Family Courts, which he believes is a "huge inefficient bureaucracy" that frequently delivers unjust outcomes.
These and other election promises Mr Ellis will be bringing with him on the campaign trail as voters head to the polls on May 18.
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