Damian Commane believes that the role of an MP is to first and foremost understand the challenges and requirements within their electorate and to ensure that these matters drives the elected official’s voice in all circumstances pertaining to government.
The litmus test for every decision is thus, ‘does it serve the people of Australia’ and more pointedly, ‘does it serve the people of McMahon.’ As only a locally focussed representative can deliver what the locals of McMahon require.
Damian Commane is a proud local of the electorate of McMahon. He migrated to Australia in 1990 and both he and his wife of fifteen years, Charmaine, were raised in multi-cultural families in New Zealand. They can both appreciate the struggles associated with migration and initially putting food on the table, due to low wages and irregular hours of employment.
Damian’s capacity to relate to the local electorate is one of his greatest strengths, considering half of the electorate was born overseas, and much of the electorate juggle the cost of living. He stated;
“Labor’s wage increase policy will increase unemployment, reduce the number of hours of employed wage earners, and is funded by increasing taxes. And therefore Labor is giving with one hand while taking with the other. If they really cared about the people of Australia, they would support an impartial tax reduction policy EG: Lowering the fuel excise rate or reducing the GST.”
One Nation’s ‘Tax – Foreign Owned Multinationals’ policy will ensure overseas entities pay their fair share of taxes within Australia. Based on our estimates the additional tax collected could be in the order of 24 billion dollars a year. This money could be utilised to lower the cost of living and based on our current population 25,327,389 (Bureau of Statistics, 2019) would provide every Australian with $947.59 annually, or $18.22 per week.
Throughout his career, Damian advocated the adage to “be the change you want to see in the world.” And he has pragmatically applied this approach for the best part of twenty years in the Consumer Electronics industry.
Damian has a knack for problem-solving and strategically applying apt processes, to deliver growth through team and culture.
He graduated from the University of Canberra in 2018 after completing the postgraduate degree, Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Leadership). As part of his MBA, he achieved a ‘High Distinction’ in Ethics and Decision Making, primarily due to his academic analysis on ExxonMobil and their impact on climate change. He stated;
“Labors climate policy will increase the cost of living for Australians. It will ensure Australians cannot sell their current vehicles and make new electric vehicle’s unattainable for most Australians. It will increase the number of electricity brownouts, reduce our global standing as an economy due to the reduction in our exports, which will flow on to increased unemployment and ultimately achieve nothing in relation to global climate change.”
One Nation’s policy on ‘Climate Change’ does support the use of renewable energy sources for the National Electricity grid when it makes sense to do so, but we do not support taxpayer subsidies for renewable sources of energy because renewable sources cannot provide the base load power we need. Additionally, One Nation’s ‘Affordable Energy and Cost of Living’ policy supports the use of low cost, reliable power through coal-fired power stations which supports our commitment to reduce the cost of living.
It is time for a change, as a good government is a government that is held to account and One Nation is the only party that holds our government to account.