New party would return death penalty

New direction: Warwick Farm resident Wayne Hodges plans to start his own political party. Picture: Simon Bennett

New direction: Warwick Farm resident Wayne Hodges plans to start his own political party. Picture: Simon Bennett

NATIONAL conscription for men and women, the return of capital punishment and the appointment of a petrol commissioner are just some of the policies Wayne Hodges has planned for his new political party.

The Warwick Farm resident, who has run for election to Liverpool Council three times in the past decade, said Australia's major parties were too afraid of losing votes to do what the nation needed.

"Labor and the Liberals avoid policies which are too hard and the Greens are just for the trees," said Mr Hodges, 64.

"A lot of people I know don't support their policies but I've surveyed about 300 to 400 people at work and they said they'd vote for mine.

"I've always had my country in my heart so I thought I'd just start my own party."

Mr Hodges will hold an information session about his planned Visionary Party at Mounties at Mount Pritchard next Wednesday, June 11, at 7pm.

Mr Hodges works as an on-call supervisor for traffic control at events and markets and has lived at Warwick Farm for the past 30 years.

He thinks it's important that young people are taught discipline.

"We should introduce conscription for boys and girls and unless they have a full-time job or are studying full-time they'd have to serve in the army, navy or air force.

"Obviously, they wouldn't be on the front line but they'd be contributing and would be taught a trade.

"I also think it's important the federal government has some influence over the judicial system and brings back the death penalty for murder and stiffer penalties generally."

He said a petrol commissioner was required because of the discrepancy in petrol prices.

"You can drive down the street to the next suburb and the price of petrol will be significantly different — that needs to be brought under control."

Some of Mr Hodges' other policies:

■ Introducing a set five-year term for federal government;

■ Building a coast-to-inland water pipeline;

■ Nationalising hospitals, fire brigades and police; and

■ Raising the national blood-alcohol limit to 0.08.

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