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Troy Simpson Announces Intention to Contest Fraser Seat

By troysimp - 2 March 2011 44

This week, I have announced that I will stand as an Independent for the seat of Fraser at the next Federal election. I am contesting the seat in order to offer voters in Fraser a credible alternative to Labor and Liberal.

I stand for small-l liberal, progressive social views, including support for same-sex marriage and a more human asylum-seeker policy.

I also put myself forward as a credible choice for small-business, with a decade of lived experience running a multi-award-winning company. My record also includes a successful legal career, academic credentials, and a career as a published author.

I want to give Labor voters a chance to tell Labor to stop taking their votes for granted.

I want to give Liberal voters the chance to support someone who will fight to win the seat and not merely bridge the gap between Labor and second-place.

For all voters, I offer fact-based, common-sense solutions to our problems, free from dogma, factions, and machine politics.

As an Independent, I can say what I believe—and believe what I say. Independence of mind is good for governance and good for the people of Fraser.

I ask voters in Fraser to look beyond the two Parties. Vote for your values. Don’t sign away your vote to the Parties’ factions and spin doctors.

My campaign — our campaign — starts now, so that we can build support for the hard task ahead.

Follow me on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/troy.simpson.for.fraser), follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/Simpson4Fraser), and comment on my website (http://www.troy-simpson.com).

Rage against the machine.

What’s Your opinion?


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44 Responses to
Troy Simpson Announces Intention to Contest Fraser Seat
troysimp 9:05 pm 02 Mar 11

EvanJames said :

You need some policies! Three “beliefs” is a good start, but more, more.

Evan: Sure. Keep an eye on the website for more policies over the days, weeks, and months.

troysimp 9:04 pm 02 Mar 11

Thumper said :

Good on you Troy, but there’s really no point.

A mute penguin could run as an ALP candidate and still wipe the field.

Thumper: thank you for your encouragement (well, sort of encouragement). See my response to colourful sydney rac (below) about how I view my odds of winning.

troysimp 9:01 pm 02 Mar 11

Kan said :

Yes the major parties do need a shake up in the ACT but you sound very GREEN to me. A bit like Andrew Wilkie who claims to be independent but is really an extra vote for Bob Brown and co. I agree with Bosworth, I will need to see real policies before I can make a decision.

@Kan: As with Bosworth, you will be able to read all my policy positions over time. You can then decide whether I am “Green”, “Red”, or “Blue”. I prefer Purple.

troysimp 9:00 pm 02 Mar 11

Bosworth said :

tell us more about your policy positions.

Bosworth: all my policy positions will be available well before the next election

p1 2:33 pm 02 Mar 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

A mute penguin would probably be the best thing for the people of Fraser. Wanna help me stack a branch or two so we can make it happen?

Count me in. Is there anything in the ALP rules about candidates being human? I assume not, based on some people on the ticket in the past.

Thumper said :

How many disenchanted penguins do you know?

We’ll only need the one, unless you are planning on stacking several branches…?

Captain RAAF 2:11 pm 02 Mar 11

“I stand for progressive social views, including support for same-sex marriage and a more human asylum-seeker policy.”

Well that’s the end of you then!

verbalkint 2:01 pm 02 Mar 11

http://the-riotact.com/meet-canberra-author-troy-simpson/30927

Didn’t seem to dislike the ALP that much when Barr helped you beat up some publicity for your book…

Sounds like a publicity stunt to me…

colourful sydney rac 1:44 pm 02 Mar 11

Why is this ‘good’? I really don’t think we should encourage delusional people – it is highly irresponsible. Troy has as much chance of being elected as Mully Williams, probably less actually.

And ooh “My campaign — our campaign — starts now” how very inspiring. ‘Our campaign’ how patronising can you be? I bet you were really pleased with yourself when you came up with that one. Too much time watching the West Wing? And what a great alternative you offer, an ANU academic to replace an ANU academic.

I would much prefer to put my time into the campaing for the mute penguin Thumper suggested, at least we could believe what it said.

georgesgenitals 1:37 pm 02 Mar 11

Good stuff Troy.

EvanJames 1:34 pm 02 Mar 11

You need some policies! Three “beliefs” is a good start, but more, more.

Thumper 1:33 pm 02 Mar 11

A mute penguin would probably be the best thing for the people of Fraser. Wanna help me stack a branch or two so we can make it happen?

How many disenchanted penguins do you know?

colourful sydney rac 1:32 pm 02 Mar 11

Thumper said :

Good on you Troy, but there’s really no point.

A mute penguin could run as an ALP candidate and still wipe the field.

A mute penguin would probably be the best thing for the people of Fraser. Wanna help me stack a branch or two so we can make it happen?

Thumper 1:26 pm 02 Mar 11

Good on you Troy, but there’s really no point.

A mute penguin could run as an ALP candidate and still wipe the field.

Kan 1:10 pm 02 Mar 11

Yes the major parties do need a shake up in the ACT but you sound very GREEN to me. A bit like Andrew Wilkie who claims to be independent but is really an extra vote for Bob Brown and co. I agree with Bosworth, I will need to see real policies before I can make a decision.

Bosworth 12:52 pm 02 Mar 11

tell us more about your policy positions.

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