I don’t promise to be the best political operator in Canberra. If that’s what you’re after, there are other options on the Senate voting ticket.
What I promise is that when I make a promise, I’ll keep it. Hold me to it. I can’t lie. It’s not in my nature. I can’t harm someone. I can’t rip someone off. I can’t take a shortcut just because it’s easier, if it means the job doesn’t get done right. I never have. It doesn’t sit right with me.
I’ve worked in paddocks, factories, offices. I’ve helped people who’ve been out of work for years. I’ve driven them to their job interview myself. I’ve talked them through the nerves, and I’ve seen them get the job.
The way I did it? I didn’t change their resumes. I didn’t change their skills or talents, likes or dislikes, strengths or weaknesses. All I changed was how they felt about themselves. I made them realise that this job they’re applying for is something they can really do, and do well.