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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.

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.

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.

Andrew and Alisa Thaler

Links to Independents

Tony Windsor Independent for New England

Cathy McGowan Independent for Indi

 

News

We need more Irish dancers in Parliament, and other professions to boot

We need more Irish dancers in Parliament, and other professions to boot

Alan Stokes Columnist Sydney Morning Herald

Exert from the Sydney Morning Herald this week.

"Take Andrew Thaler in the bellwether seat of Eden-Monaro in the state's south-east. Thaler lists himself as a "Solar PV Mogul" – and he's right. He and his wife own the largest private collection of photovoltaic panels in Australia. They have the 8500 solar panels spread between their home in the Snowy Mountains, a family scrapyard business, 6800 panels at Singleton Solar Farm in the Hunter Valley that they bought at tender from the government-owned Ausgrid and 1600 solar panels on the Superdome at Olympic Park in Homebush that helps drive the sound system for rock concerts.
Thaler, who decries the Liberals, Labor and the Greens, is a qualified electrical fitter who learnt his trade at the Liddell and Bayswater coal-fired power stations in the Hunter Valley before moving into hydro generation at Kangaroo Valley. His solar farms are being used to help develop new electricity delivery and sharing mechanisms."

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Transport Workers Union says truck drivers' pay challenge about safer roads

Transport Workers Union says truck drivers' pay challenge about safer roads

Joanna Woodburn and Anna Vidot 18 April 2016

The Transport Workers Union has defended the timing of a legal challenge over the introduction of minimum pay rates for truck drivers, saying it is fighting for safer roads.

 

The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) is being asked to suspend an order which sets the base wage for owner-operator drivers, so that all the issues can be properly assessed.

Monday, April 18, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Singleton Solar Farm leading the way

Singleton Solar Farm leading the way

Declan Martin Sept. 15, 2015,Singleton Argus

THE Singleton Solar Farm is pioneering a new business model that could encourage large scale renewable projects in the Hunter Valley and Australia.

XYZ Solar, owners of the solar farm, will provide 12 per cent to the University of Technology Sydney’s Chau Chak Wing Building’s annual electricity consumption, indirectly, for the next two years.

About half of the 407kW solar farm’s energy credits will be attributed to the University in what is called a Virtual Net Metering (VPN) arrangement.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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UTS goes straight to the source with new solar contract

UTS goes straight to the source with new solar contract

The University of Technology Sydney will purchase electricity directly from a solar farm in the Hunter Valley, in a partnership believed to be the first of its kind in Australia.
The new model of renewable energy purchasing will see the UTS Dr Chau Chak Wing Building (otherwise known as the Frank Gehry building) source 12 per cent of its annual electricity from the 200-kilowatt Singleton Solar Farm Stage 2 in the Hunter Valley.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Voting Card Eden-Monaro

GROSMAIRE Daniel Independent
BENNETT Ursula Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)
FRIEND Don Veterans Party
BUCKLEY Ray Independent
HENDY Peter Liberal
RYAN Tamara The Greens
SEYMOUR Frankie Animal Justice Party
THALER Andrew Evan Independent
KELLY Mike Labor