By ERWIN CHLANDA
Greens candidate for Braitling Dalton Dupuy (pictured) says he wants to bring “intelligence and listening to the community back into campaigning debates”.
He says: “It is about about us, all of us. It is about about a fair go. Any authentic political representation must be about hearing, understanding and representing the people.”
Mr Dupuy, who describes himself as “originally American born, married with a family of three adult daughters” until recently owned a coffee blending and roasting business in Alice Springs.
He is joining two other independents, Phil Walcott and Jane Clark, as well as Labor’s Dale Wakefield, in bids to wrest the seat from Chief Minister Adam Giles (CLP).
“Social justice is a high priority for Central Australia in order to create a society that is respectful, cooperative and economically independent,” says Mr Dupuy.
“It is about equality for women, a safe place to live, work and learn, it’s about Indigenous language education. It is about community, good jobs, friendships, respecting ourselves and each other.
“It is not about privilege, the 1%, jobs for the boys, lining someone’s pockets, taking advantage or buying votes. Transparency leads to trust and working well together.
“Corporate backed research leads to biased results and undue influence. Authentic research leads to consensus and well being. It is about being and doing what is fair. An independent commission against corruption means wiser use of public funds.
“A wholesome water and clean air means no fracking. Solar energy means higher employment and toxic free future.”
Mr Dupuy says his work history spans from agriculture to tourism, from small business to health. He has a university degree in biology, and has volunteered for work with Bendigo Bank, community centres, the Alice Springs Steiner School, ALEC and Rotary.
By ERWIN CHLANDA