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Voters in Callide electorate to vote in state by-election this weekend

Voters in the central Queensland seat of Callide will head to the polls this Saturday for a by-election.

The poll for the state seat was triggered by the resignation of former MP Colin Boyce, who quit to contest the federal seat of Flynn at last month’s federal election.

Agriculture is the main industry in the electorate, but it is also home to several coal mines and a coal-fired power station near Biloela.

The electorate covers 74,199 square kilometers of land, stretching from Chinchilla on the Darling Downs in the south, right up to Calliope and Baralaba in the north.

Other population centers include Miles, Taroom, Moura, Gayndah and Gin Gin.

Who are the candidates?

In ballot paper order, the candidates for Callide at the by-election are:

Candidate

Party

JARRY Fabrice

Legalize Cannabis Qld

Paula Gilbard

Animal Justice Party

BURLING Adam

Katter’s Australian Party

lohse sharon

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

HEAD Bryson

Liberal National Party

DENDLE Bronwyn

Australian Labor Party

Fabrice Jarry – Legalize Cannabis

Fabrice Jarry said he decided to put his name up to run in the by-election because he wanted to help people have easier access to medicinal cannabis.

Fabrice Jarry is the Legalize Cannabis Party’s candidate(Supplied)

“I’m not a politician, I’m just an ordinary Australian that wants legalized cannabis,” he said.

“To help people, to help the sick and help industry.”

The qualified glazier said he had to close his business as he was not able to lift heavy objects due to a fracture in his neck.

“I just need to do something now, and I feel this is the best thing for me to do,” he said.

He said while his party was a one-issue party, if he was elected, he would listen to the concerns of residents and try to help them where he could.

“We can only go further,” he said.

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