Sandra Old (“Sandy”) has always considered herself a glass half full person. While she sees this country is heading down a bad path on several issues, she doesn’t believe it’s too late to start making good decisions in Parliament and get it back on track. She considers her positive attitude, determined work ethic, love of Australia and outlook on life her greatest attributes.
Born to a hardworking couple, Sandy lived in the eastern wheat belt of Western Australia for much of her life.
“It’s true farming country, and I wouldn’t trade growing up there for anything.”
Sandy says one of her greatest rewards is raising 5 great children, together with her husband David, who themselves have raised another 6 grandchildren.
Sandy first started her career securing an apprenticeship in hairdressing. She has a great appreciation for the role apprenticeships and trades play in our productive country.
“Without trades you don’t have industry, and without industry Western Australia struggles. That’s why I’m proud to be a part of the One Nation team that has secured a pilot program for 1600 regional apprenticeships.”
“For the program, the government will subsidise 75% of the apprentices first year wages, 50% of the second year’s and 25% of the third year’s wages. This helps business train more Australians and ensures we don’t have to rely on schemes like 457 visas for the future.”
Sandy has also been in small business for over 35 years. This is where her comprehensive understanding of how government is making it harder and harder to do business with endless red and green tape comes from.
Sandy believes her determination, fortitude to never quit and do whatever it takes attitude that has created many successful small businesses will make her the best choice to be Pearce’s representative in Parliament.
Sandy has always had a keen interest in Australian politics and is an advocate who will always fight for your voice in Parliament. She believes the Australian people have been forgotten by politicians from the major parties.
“When it comes to our current crop of politicians, it’s time for change. We need people with the guts to bring up tough issues that the current politicians are too scared to.
We need to address our community health, youth unemployment, water infrastructure, our pensioners and aged care just to name a few. The fact that some of our local communities don’t have a safe and secure water supply is a disgrace.”
Sandy says her passion is to preserve our Australian spirit, values and way of life. Sandy believes everyone should have the opportunity to live with the health, freedom and security that our country once offered.
Sandy is asking for your support to make change for Pearce.
“I’ll always have the guts to say what you’re thinking.”