MARANOA: Who you'll be voting for in the 2019 election
Anthony Wallis, Katter's Australia Party
A FIFTH generation farmer and father-of-four children , Anthony Wallis is from Hannaford on the Western Downs.
With a passion for agriculture and mining connections Mr Wallis said he had an excellent understanding of issues relevant to Maranoa.
"The whole region has been taken for granted by the Liberal Nationals,” Mr Wallis said.
"Many in Maranoa look over to the electorate of Kennedy with envy at the $220 million plus that was spent on dams and other irrigation schemes.”
Linda Little, Australian Labor Party
BASED in Taromeo, a little suburb of Blackbutt, Linda Little has devoted her life to foster caring and has helped raise and educate more than 30 children.
Education and climate change are key issues for the Labor Party newcomer who was raised in a coal mining family.
"There is a need for us at the moment to still have coal as part of our resources but we need to start winding that back and bringing in other things like wind and solar,” she said.
She will also focus on upgrading health and aged care resources as part of her campaign for the seat of Maranoa.
"I would like to work with the community to make sure we can keep our elderly close and not send them away because there are no resources.”
David Littleproud, National Party of Australia
AFTER a mammoth first term that saw him sky-rocket to a cabinet position as federal Agricultural Minister, Warwick former banker David Littleproud will seek to retain his position as the Member for Maranoa.
Mr Littleproud said he would be looking to build on progress made in telecommunications, energy affordability, roads and education.
The Minister said he was proud to see the NBN established over 89 per cent of the region and funding secured to resource public and private schools.
"As the father of three boys, no matter your postcode, education is imperative and we should get our fair share of funding,” he said.
"I think the future for Maranoa is an exciting one and I don't think I have seen a time when the opportunities are greater.
"It has been an honour to be the Member for Maranoa and it is an enormous responsibility and if I am given that honour again I won't take it lightly.”
Rosemary Moulden, One Nation
FROM working in an orphanage in China to starting her own homoeopathy business in Warwick, the woman fighting to secure Australia's second largest electorate in the 2019 federal election has no shortage of experience under her belt.
She has developed her own cattle breeding farm, worked in the aged care sector and still finds time to tend to her roses.
Warwick's Rosemary Moulden is passionate about energy affordability, protecting prime agricultural land, water security and listening to the needs of regional Australians.
Since talking to residents in Warwick and Stanthorpe, Mrs Moulden said she was "shocked” and "saddened” at the disillusion people felt about politics.
"Everyone I have spoken to so far is saying they want an alternative, they feel they are not being listened to by the current politicians,” she said.
A mother and grandmother, Mrs Moulden lived in China and New Zealand before she returned to Warwick to work as a nurse and eventually opened her own homeopathic business in 2003.
She said she had a deep interest in politics and legislation that came to the fore when she was researching the Southern Downs Regional Council's biosecurity policy.
She campaigned for One Nation's Josh Coyne in the 2017 state election and became passionate about Pauline Hanson's policies.