Bowen Hospital in the Burdekin electorate.
Bowen Hospital in the Burdekin electorate.

Health in focus for Greens’ Burdekin candidate

"GENUINELY" free health care will be one of the top priorities for the Greens' Burdekin candidate.

The party has named Jack Smith as their contender for the ultra marginal seat at the Queensland election.

Mr Smith has worked on several cane farms around the region and is now a screen fitter and builder for a blinds and security company.

He is campaigning for more jobs, free health and education, and putting essential services such as water and electricity back in public hands.

"I'm running because I'm sick of the major parties putting big corporations ahead of the rest of us," Mr Smith said.

"Unlike the other parties, the Greens don't take corporate donations, so we will always fight for regular people.

"By investing in renewable energy and public housing, we will create thousands of jobs and tackle our region's growing jobs and housing crisis."

Greens' candidate for Burdekin Jack Smith. Picture: Supplied
Greens' candidate for Burdekin Jack Smith. Picture: Supplied

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Mr Smith said the party would deliver "genuinely free health care" with more doctors, nurses and bulk-billed GP clinics.

"We will put essential services like water and electricity back in public hands to help our local agricultural industry," he said.

"Our plans are funded by making big mining corporations, banks and developers pay their fair share in taxes."

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