14 January, 2022
Tully identity set to give Katter run for his money
A FARMER who was also a former deputy mayor will take up the fight for the LNP in the Federal seat of Kennedy at the next election, with Queensland Senator and Special Envoy for Northern Australia, Susan Mc- Donald, joining him at his first media conference to urge voters to “stick with ScoMo”.
Former transport operations manager Bryce Macdonald said he would be running a positive campaign heading into this year’s election, describing the Morrison Government’s performance during the Covid pandemic as “outstanding”.
“You wouldn’t have wanted to be in any other country when Covid struck – Scott Morrison acted quickly to bring in worthwhile programs that saved lives, businesses and jobs,” he said.
“As a result, Australia is in excellent economic shape with low unemployment and low taxes all while spending record amounts on Medicare and infrastructure.”
The 54-year-old Tully Canegrowers board member said he had no doubt about the magnitude of the task to unseat the incumbent Member Bob Katter but he is happy to be a thorn in his side.
“People are starting to see through the current Member’s style of promising the world, under-delivering and then blaming someone else for his failures,” he said.
“The grumbling from people unimpressed with his performance is definitely growing and I hope they see me as a viable and sensible alternative.
“If people think Kennedy has done well with the current Member, imagine the possibilities for our region if we had a Member of the Government as our MP willing to go to Canberra to personally lobby Ministers.”
With a background in the transport industry, Mr Bryce says he knows the importance of a sound road network to help move people and freight safely and efficiently.
“I’m also passionate about agriculture, mining, tourism and water storage, so the people of Kennedy can count on me to fight for everything that makes our part of the world so great - and not only fight but get the results that have been so lacking for so long,” Mr Macdonald said.
Senator McDonald said the people of Kennedy could be confident a vote for Mr Macdonald would help ensure the Morrison Government was returned to continue expanding its Northern Australia agenda.
“Bryce is a no-nonsense candidate with vast experience in a range of industries which will make him easily relatable to people in Kennedy,” she said.
“The current Member for Kennedy has been representing North West Queensland at federal level since 1993 and I think that after all this time, to really change the region’s fortunes, we need to change the Member.
“Bryce is a hard worker, he’s a grassroots candidate with knowledge of how Parliament works and how to get things done.
“In his role at Tully Canegrowers he has been instrumental in lobbying for fairer deals for cane farmers and fewer regulations.”