Federal Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce has said without his party the electorate would be left with the “Coles and Woolworths of the political landscape”.
The leader of the Nationals in the Senate was in Kalgoorlie-Boulder yesterday for meetings and campaigning with WA Nationals Kalgoorlie and Eyre hopefuls Wendy Duncan and Colin de Grussa. Sen Joyce was set to be the special guest for Mr de Grussa’s campaign launch in Boulder last night.
He said it was “vitally” important the party continued to deliver to people living in regional areas.
“The best way to understand this is as I came in (to Kalgoorlie-Boulder) I heard a very in-depth conversation about whether they leave a road open or close a road in Perth,” he said.
“What the National Party does is talk about whether we can construct a road or seal a road in the country.
“If it wasn’t for the National Party you’d have no Royalties for Regions and if it wasn’t for the National Party you’d just have a Coles and Woolworths of the political landscape.”