Katter's Australian Party candidate for Flynn, Richard Love, will join in a live chat on The Observer website today.
Katter's Australian Party candidate for Flynn, Richard Love, will join in a live chat on The Observer website today. Luka Kauzlaric

Replay our live chat with Katter's Flynn candidate

UPDATE 3.15PM: KATTER'S Australian Party candidate for Flynn, Richard Love logged in from Emerald on Wednesday to take part in a live chat online with The Observer's readers.

Topics discussed included the Gonski reforms and tertiary education, maternity leave, the state of politics in Australia, import taxes, whether Australia should become a republic, and 457 visas.

To read a replay of what was said, scroll down to the chat at the end of this story

The Observer has more candidates scheduled in for live chats next week - so stay tuned and start thinking of questions you would like to ask.

You can still have your say on the topics discussed by commenting below on this story.

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EARLIER: WE all have a question or two that we would like to ask each of our local federal election candidates, and The Observer is giving you the chance to do just that.

Today we will host a live chat online with Katter's Australian Party candidate for Flynn, Richard Love.

All you need to do to participate is scroll down to the chat at the end of this story and submit a question or three.

We will be moderating comments from our end, which means anything inappropriate will not be approved, and only one question at a time will be submitted so the candidate will have time to reply before another question is submitted.

This is your chance to directly ask candidates about their policies and what they stand for.

Mr Love, 46, is originally from outside Edinburgh, but has been living at his property 15km north of Bundaberg for the past eight years.

He is a sugar farmer who has previously worked for Smorgon Steel, and has a trade background in carpentry and building. He is married, with two teenage daughters.

He has a trade background in carpentry and building and am now a sugar farmer in the Bucca region. 

Mr Love said he put his name forward as a candidate because he firmly believed the Katter Party policy was the "antidote" to the mismanagement of past governments.

"Our country is in big trouble. Our manufacturing industry, alongside our farming, forestry and fishing are being put under immense pressure by foreign ownership and imports, which means that any money and profits, and ultimately jobs, are going overseas," he said.

"Past governments have incrementally eroded our rights and freedoms by serving their own interests before their country."



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