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15 January, 2022

The LNP’s new Kennedy preselection announced

QUEENSLAND Senator and Special Envoy for Northern Australia, Susan McDonald, has joined newly announced LNP candidate for Kennedy, Tully farmer and former transport operations manager Bryce Macdonald, in urging voters to “stick with ScoMo.”

Image: Queensland Senator Susan McDonald and LNP’s new candidate for Kennedy Bryce Macdonald

Former Deputy Mayor on the Cassowary Coast Regional Council, Mr Macdonald said he would run a positive campaign, highlighting the Morrison Government’s “outstanding” performance during the Covid pandemic. 

“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 doubts about the enormity of the task to unseat the current sitting Member 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. 

“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.” 

Mr Macdonald was joined at Saturday’s preselection by Townsville-based Senator and Special Envoy for Northern Australia, Susan McDonald, and LNP Senate candidates for Queensland, Andrew Cripps and Nicole Tobin. 

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. 

“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.

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