Greens candidate calls for intelligence, listening


p2327-Dalton-Dupuy-2By 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.


  1. Go Dalton. It’s about time we had a real cowboy in Parliament, not these CLP imposters.

  2. Terrific to see that Dalton has joined the campaign trail and offering yet another alternative for the good people of Braitling.
    An intelligent, compassionate and much respected member of our local community, Dalton brings with him a wealth of experience and working knowledge of how strong, successful and sustainable communities work best.
    I welcome his contributions to the debates over the next 16 weeks until election day.
    Phil Walcott
    Independent candidate for Braitling

  3. Congratulations Dalton on your candidacy, looking forward to hearing what you have to say.

  4. @ Evelyne. With 15 more weeks to go, there is plenty of time to decide where my preferences will flow. There may well be new candidates who nominate before the nominations close at 12 midday on Friday, August 12.
    Phil Walcott
    Independent candidate for Braitling

  5. The more candidates against CLP, aka Giles the lower down the scale he becomes with preferences.
    Easy choice people.
    Put Giles in the same position he has placed Pensioners / carers and seniors. LAST.

  6. Oh please help us! It seems the Alice News Online has become a mouth piece for ideologues that do nothing for this community.
    If Alice Springs loses Adam Giles (and the Country Liberals) at this year’s election then we will be doomed to a repeat of those sad Labor years where we witnessed Alice Springs slide into chaos and despair.
    There is no other choice in Braitling except Adam Giles.
    The runs are on the board for what he has achieved for Alice in particular. The likes of Phil and Dalton are unimaginable and people would be simply wasting their vote.

  7. Hi Melissa, does giving you space in a medium where you can put your views to a very large number of people make us a mouthpiece for you?
    Kind regards, Erwin Chlanda, Editor.

  8. Melissa, could you please develop your statement with facts to show us how Adam got us out of our chaos and despair?

  9. Dalton, I enjoyed reading your comments. Hope that things go well for you. Will you be at the 50th reunion?


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