Independent Candidate for the Seat of Flynn Duncan Scott.
Independent Candidate for the Seat of Flynn Duncan Scott. Luka Kauzlaric

Independent standing to make candidates work for Flynn

DUNCAN Scott is a working man and, just like he did in 2010, is standing again for the Federal Election to make the candidates work for the people.

He received a respectable 3000 votes, or 2.9% of the electorate's support last time around, and said small towns throughout the electorate had to work together to get the support and recognition they needed.

The 43-year-old dairy farmer from Wowan said there were many problems in the country that regional politicians weren't taking notice of.

"It doesn't matter who's in as long as they're working for us," he said.

"I think we should be focussing on helping each other, like the small towns getting together and helping promote things like Gladstone's roundabout and then Gladstone helping the small towns with things like the Baralaba Rd."

For farmers, he said the biggest problem continued to be the supermarket duopoly of Coles and Woolworths.

"The government says what can we do about it, it's market forces," he said.

"If Ken O'Dowd came out to the dairy meetings they'd have some way to go, but not while there's no leadership saying how you can help yourselves."

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