Daniel McCarthy

Federal Candidate for Leichhardt (QLD)

Daniel McCarthy

Federal Candidate for Leichhardt (QLD)

Katter’s Australian Party Candidate for Leichhardt (QLD)

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A strong advocate for the Far North over the past 20 years, he has dedicated much of his free time to marine industry organisation’s including a decade as President of the Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association and chairman of the Cairns Game Fishing Hall of Fame. Dan has also been a member Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Tourism and Recreational Advisory Committee.

Dan settled in Cairns aged 13 with his parents and three siblings in 1985 after having lived in three different countries where his father served with the Australian army. After completing school at St Augustine’s college in Cairns, Mr McCarthy started work the following day on the Cairns slipway then worked as a commercial fisherman and a charter boat deckhand. He spent five years working for the Fisheries Department conducting surveillance, enforcement, patrolling rivers, the reef, Peninsula and the Gulf of Carpentaria. Daniel has spent the last 33 years working in various marine industries in Cairns, on the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. He is a great advocate for North Queenslanders, growing our economy and preserving our way of life.

Mr McCarthy recently spent a week in Canberra where he was instrumental in convincing the full cross-bench of 11 senators to support the government over zoning amendments for the Coral Sea for a much better balance of sustainable use and appropriate environmental protections.

Together with the KAP we can make things happen

Some of Daniel priority’s:

* Complete sealing of Hann Highway and Cape York Peninsula Development roads

* Address issues of commercial and recreational fishing sectors to restore a better balance

* Reduce the threat of Crocodiles in our communities

* Increase border protection for defence, immigration, resources and health in the Torres Strait

* Secure land titles so indigenous people can establish business and improve their futures

* Lower the cost of road freight with subsidies and triple road trains on Cape York

* Build a bridge over the Jardine river

* Repeal the Vegetation Management Act

* Extend the National highway from Portsmith to Smithfield including the proposed bypass

* Adjust the Reef 2050 plan to allow for sustainable expansion of agriculture and seaports

* Expand Cairns seaport for modern shipping and HMAS Cairns

* Restore integrity into Great Barrier Reef science policy and research funding

* Upgrade Cairns Hospital funding to tertiary status

* Build base load power plants with more electricity retailers in North Queensland

* Put a STOP to insurance premium price gouging

* Better represent our pensioners, retirees and veterans

* End the bureaucratic red-tape which strangles small business owners

Daniel McCarthy is the man for the job.

“North Queensland is Blessed with many natural resources, our spectacular environment and thousands of incredible people with many brilliant ideas. We just need to get the governments foot off our throat, so we can advance Our North Queensland”.

“I truly believe our far northern electorate is yearning for a fresh energetic leader who can get things done. Someone willing to put it all on the line and have a crack at removing the shackles on our economy and grow our future”.

“Let’s move beyond our politically neglected past and elect a passionate and driven local to represent the needs of the people”.

Contact Daniel


07 4027 9507

KAP Head Office

Phone:  (07) 4401 5037
Visit:      2/321 Sturt Street
_______Townsville, QLD 4810
Post:      PO Box 1022, Townsville QLD 4810

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