Kidman stands for ALP
SHE'S the woman from the country and now she is ready to contest the seat of the Southern Downs.
Suzanne Kidman is the Australian Labor Party's newly endorsed candidate and after the debacle with their previous candidate, Peter Watson, let's hope they have redeemed themselves.
Ms Kidman said she had the local people's best interests at heart.
"If elected, I would devote myself to carrying forward the issues of the people on the Darling Downs to parliament," Ms Kidman said.
"My heart has always been with people on the land - in particular, small primary producers."
Although she currently lives in Brisbane, Ms Kidman said she would move back to Warwick if elected.
She has strong views on keeping business local.
"(In my career) I supported and promoted the interests of small winemakers in my career and I believe in buying local products and in supporting local producers," Ms Kidman said.
She was raised in Pittsworth where her parents owned a grain and sheep farm.
Ms Kidman said she would strive to hear the voices of local people.
"I am a hard worker and am well-versed in listening to people's concerns and acting in their best interests," she said,
"I was brought up on the land, so I bring a lot of experience and knowledge to my candidacy."