Saturday, July 17, 2010


As a way of introduction my name is Yodie Batzke (nee Dewis) local resident of Cairns. I am an INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE contesting the House of Representative seat of Leichhardt at the next Federal Election.

The seat of Leichhardt is unique and very diverse. Issues affecting Leichhardt has been dismissed or used in a political ball game between the north and south. Leichhardt’s strategic importance at a state, national and international level will increase.

Social and economic Issues in our electorate are continually being dismissed or seen as irrelevant to current government agenda and reforms. However, health, housing, tourism, unemployment, tax reforms, education, over regulated industries and wild rivers just to name a few, are currently setting the scene in Leichhardt as issues requiring urgent attention. The general consensus amongst constituents is that “the north has been forgotten by the south”.

Canberra has always determined the agenda for Leichhardt. Political representatives have only informed the people what the government believes is for “our good” instead of taking back to the government what we as an electorate are in need of and want…….it is time for this to change.

For the past 26 years I have been a strong advocate in our communities politically and through our business we have managed and owned for the past 14 years.

Families living in the electorate of Leichhardt region from Bentley Park, Cairns, Port Douglas, Mossman, Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Straits are living in a society today where we continually have to make choices such as family values vs labor market values.
I have included various pages on my blog which will have regular updates, media releases and list of forums for specific to those listed.
Please fee free to post a comment or forward this link to anyone you feel would benefit or just want to drop a line.
I look forward to keeping in contact with community members of Leichhardt.
Yodie Batzke

1 comment:

  1. Why aren't Yodie's comments to all topics listed on this website?