SWITCH: Some will know Kim Vuga (left) from a controversial SBS program but she will now be running as an independent for the Senate.
SWITCH: Some will know Kim Vuga (left) from a controversial SBS program but she will now be running as an independent for the Senate.

From reality star to Senate seat?

KIM Vuga wants the public to know there are genuine alternatives to the traditional political parties in Australia and that's what she's offering in her Senate run.

Some may recognise Ms Vuga from her stint on controversial SBS reality show 'Go Back To Where You Came From' but now she wants to give the public a real dose of reality.

"The everyday people in Australia are struggling and we've seen a revolving door of politicians," she said.

"A lot of the liberal party members are looking at Turnbull and thinking 'we don't want to vote liberal either and they don't want to vote labour' so they're looking at smaller parties and independents this time round.

"I think we'll see a huge swing with where the votes are going to be on polling day."

The independent Queensland candidate called into Cannonvale on Sunday and spoke about what she'd like to see happen.

Although she won't run as a candidate for the Love Australia or Leave Party she will still endorse their policies.

"We have been known to be quite controversial in the past, (but) we're pretty much pro Australia and we're concerned with the way in which Australia is now looking at our security issues in terms of terrorism," she said.

"We have our policy combatting extremism in Australia. We want to look after our defence, our farmers."

Closer to home, Ms Vuga said water security would be a focus.

"Airlie Beach is a beautiful part of Australia, how can we not continue to protect what we have," she said.

"I believe unemployment in this area is another issue. We need to look at fixing that.

"We had Turnbull come to Townsville and North Queensland and say we are going to do feasibility studies for all these dams but that's it. Will it be like a Bruce Highway where nothing actually gets done?

"We want solutions to the water now. We've had two poor wet seasons and we want to see solutions. We want to work with likeminded leasers to solve Australia's water security and water shortages. We've had enough feasibility studies done and it's time to move forward. "

Ms Vuga listed child safety, unemployment, a self-sustainable economy, and shifting the focus closer to home as her big issues.


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