Do we want a voice inside the tent?
That's the question Labor candidate for Parkes, Jack Ayoub, is asking.
He is confident the Labor Party is going to form government at the upcoming federal election and asked if voters wanted "an ineffective National party MP outside that tent".
"I think the answer to that question is pretty clear," he said.
"My view, is that people are feeling it's time for change.
I am not your average Labor party candidate. I am not going to be your average MP.- Jack Ayoub
"I am not your average Labor party candidate. I am not going to be your average MP. If you want to elect someone who is going to be ruthless, who is going to advocate for our community without fear nor favour, no matter who they have to advocate against, then you want to be voting for me," Mr Ayoub said.
Although only a young man, Mr Ayoub's life experiences have fortified him. After losing both his parents the support of his community allowed him opportunities that may not have otherwise been possible - and that's why he believes in the power of regional communities.
"The fundamental question that I pose to people is, if your community hasn't advanced in the way you think it should have, then is it time for new leadership?
"I would hate to see a circumstance in 10 to 15 years' time where I drive through any of these regional communities and they have withered on the vine, and I think government has a big role to play in that."
Mr Ayoub visited Moree on Sunday and spent time chatting with locals, and meeting with Labor party members.
He said there were two main areas of concern that were brought to his attention on the day: health and housing.
"I spoke with a man who was injured on farm, he initially went to Warialda hospital for care but because there was no doctor there, he couldn't be treated, so he then had to go to Inverell to get proper care.
"A brand new hospital is of no use to anyone if there's no-one in there working at it. That's the underlying point here.
"We know that of the people graduating from medicine currently, only 15 per cent want to become GPs. We need to change the business model so it is sustainable and arrive at a circumstance where people are attracted to general practice and it goes back to being the profitable business that it once was.
"What kind of country are we living in where it is the circumstance, that you've got to pick not only what day you get sick but where you get sick - that to me is absurd."
He said the federal government should "swing in with all of its capacity" to find a solution.
"We need to incentivise people coming to the regions. Locums are not good enough; we want to build a relationship with our doctor, so let's ensure they are here for years.
"Another thing people did express to me was there was an issue with housing, particularly those who are renting are experiencing stress, and that was put pretty forcefully to me."
He said Labor had a plan to provide adequate housing across the nation with a large portion also to support domestic violence victims.
But that's not the only thing on the party's agenda, they also want to bring manufacturing back to Australia.
"We used to be a country that made stuff - we don't anymore. I think that's pretty shameful. Where there is going to be a bus, a train, a ferry that's going to be running in NSW, let's build it in NSW. I would be advocating that be brought out to the regions. We've got the land. Let's start building factories and start doing these things to ensure the people in these communities have the capacity to find good, long-term secure jobs. "
Labor has also promised to to lift the cap on child care to make it "basically free and as supportable as possible in many cases".
"You've got good hard working families who are having to sacrifice, in an income sense, to work - now that's nonsense. That's unAustralian to me. Let's ensure that child care is affordable and that it is good child care," he said.
Mr Ayoub said telecommunications and connectivity were also high on the agenda. He also believes strong leadership and investing in our youth should take a strong focus.
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