Barnaby Joyce with Ken O’Dowd at the K-mart Markets during the last week of campaigning.
Barnaby Joyce with Ken O’Dowd at the K-mart Markets during the last week of campaigning.

Senator Joyce exhorts voters

WITH only five days left until polling day, Senator Barnaby Joyce isn’t feeling confident.

During a visit to Gladstone to support Flynn LNP candidate Ken O’Dowd, Senator Joyce told The Observer that during the final week of campaigning both he and Mr O’Dowd would be working for every last vote.

“It’s a tough campaign with no clear favourites, it will be determined on the night,” Senator Joyce said.

“I have a feeling Ken and I will be working hard for every last vote.

“From the market, to Brisbane to the farms, each vote will be crucial.

We don’t take one vote for granted.”

Senator Joyce urged Flynn voters to remember it was not a personality contest and to make a decision based on the issues.

“Labor is a real threat to the livelihood of the people of Gladstone,” he said.

“A vote for us is a vote to protect going fishing on the weekend.

“A vote for us is a vote to protect jobs in regional areas.

“A vote for us is a vote to pay back the huge debt.”

With only a week of campaigning remaining both Senator Joyce and Mr O’Dowd were looking forward to some well-deserved rest after polling day.

“We’re on the straight now,” said Mr O’Dowd. “It’s going to be hectic these last days.”



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