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About Andrew Thaler

I ran (and did alright) in the NSW 2015 state election as an Independent candidate for the Upper House bit, known as the Legislative Council. I have previously campaigned and run in the Australian Federal Election during September 2013. Slightly considering wasting my time in the forthcoming 2016 Federal election.

I manage a scrap metal recycling business and now (also) operate and develop Solar PV farms across NSW. Singleton Solar Farm is a 6 acre 407kW PV farm built in 1998- comprising two 200kW stages.

Our Mision

Andrew Thaler Independent Candidate for Eden-Monaro Lower House Election 2nd July, 2016

Why an Independent

Independents are accountable to their electors. Policies are generally robust and developed in the best interests of the communities they represent. They are able to think for themselves and tend to advocate very strongly for the electorate.

Why an Independent
The Mission

As an Independent, my mission is to listen to individuals and groups within Eden Monaro to hear the issues at a grass roots level; always advocate for the community; push as hard as we can to achieve a sustainable, well planned and economically viable Electorate.

The Mission
Why not a party?

Political parties are designed to adhere to a particular ideology. This means the policy is determined by the parties, not by the candidates and party candidates must adhere to those policies, whether or not they are in the best interests of the community.

Why not a party?

Why not a party?

Political parties are designed to adhere to a particular ideology. This means the policy is determined by the parties, not by the candidates and party candidates must adhere to those policies, whether or not they are in the best interests of the community.

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Why an Independent

An Independent is only one voice, how can they possibly achieve for the community once elected?

Whilst it's true that it can be difficult to be heard as a single voice in Parliament, it can also be a position of power. Very often it is the Independents who force the Government to act on the community's wishes, as the balance of power between the major parties means there is room for leverage and negotiation. Also, because of the grass roots nature of Independents, they are able to bring issues to the attention of the Parliament, which may not have been acknowledged before.

Australian House of Representatives

Extract from Wikipedia.

The Australian House of Representatives is one of the two houses (chambers) of the Parliament of Australia. It is referred to as the lower house, with the Senate being referred to as the upper house. The term in office of members of the House of Representatives is a maximum of three years from the date of the first sitting of the House, but may be abridged if an early election is called (ie, if the House alone is dissolved, or if both the House and the Senate are dissolved jointly - a "double dissolution"). A member of the House may be referred to as a "Member of Parliament" ("MP" or "Member"), while a member of the Senate is usually referred to as a "Senator".

The House is not currently constituted as a result of its dissolution on 9 May 2016. The next general election will be held on 2 July 2016. The former Parliament, as elected at the 2013 election, was the 44th Federal Parliament since Federation. The most recent federal election was held on 7 September 2013 and the new House first sat on 12 November 2013. The Liberal/National Coalitionwon 90 seats out of 150 and formed the government. The Labor Party holds 55 seats and forms the opposition. The Australian Greens, Palmer United Party and Katter's Australian Party each held a single seat, while the remaining two are held by independents.