By Allan Povah
With a bare fortnight until North Queensland votes for a new Federal government, a Galaxy poll has indicated that the Fish and Sheep Party have taken a strong lead. The numbers indicate that the FSP are likely to take government and sweep Prime Minister Val Shier from power.
FSP member for Cairns, Sam Marino, has a strong lead in the polls but remains under a cloud due to possible citizenship issues. Candidate Aaron McDonald of the Farmers’ Party has claimed that Mr Marino is actually a landlocked principality in Italy, and is therefore ineligible to hold office. Mr Marino has categorically denied these allegations. The matter remains before the High Court, with a decision expected before election day.
Michael Trout (pictured above), the FSP candidate for Barron River, could not contain his delight at the results of the poll, which indicate he is likely to regain the seat, having lost it in 2015. “Farken amaze-balls,” he said from his offices in Thomatis Creek. “Suck on that Crawford.”
Mr Trout was originally from central Queensland, and makes a yearly return to Chinchilla to spawn.