HERE TO LISTEN: Queensland Labour Senator Chris Ketter visited Stanthorpe at the weekend to talk to residents.
HERE TO LISTEN: Queensland Labour Senator Chris Ketter visited Stanthorpe at the weekend to talk to residents. Amy Kadel

Senator tackles issues

WELFARE cuts, pensions and debt were on the radar when Queensland Labor Senator Chris Ketter visited Stanthorpe.

Senator Ketter's Saturday, February 18 visit featured a number of issues.

"Maranoa is one of my duty electorates and from time to time I like to get out to talk to people and I've got a range of information to talk to people about pensioners and seniors and some of my other goodies,” Senator Ketter said.

He also said he wanted to share more with people in the region about what is happening and get them interested, rather than disillusioned.

"People are turned off from politics... As politicians I think we have to take responsibility for that and that means you have to get out,” Senator Ketter said.

"There's no election on the horizon right now, but you've still got to get out there and talk to people in the street to front up, there will be criticism of us and I'm happy to explain our position on a range of issues.”

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