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Julia Banks confirms she will run in Flinders, Victoria



Julia Banks reiterated that she would stand as an independent party to take over the senior minister for a liberal party.

Ms Banks, who went to the crossbench after Malcolm Turnbull failed to overthrow him as prime minister last year, will run against Health Minister Greg Hunt at the Flinders' Victorian headquarters.

"It is important that Flinders' people not be taken for granted and have a strong, independent representative who listens, gives them all and is proud of their voice," she said in a statement Thursday to "Nine News".

"I have always given 100 percent and this will not be different. My values ​​are at a reasonable center and at the core of what I stand for. I will always support policies that reflect economic responsibility while socially progressive."

She noted that addressing climate change would be high on her agenda, saying "clean renewable energy is the future".

In November, Ms. Banksi announced that she would not contest the next election as Liberal Party MP after accusing the two major political parties of "harassment and intimidation" due to leadership expiration in August.

"The success was aided by many lawmakers who voted to change leadership in exchange for their individual promotion, confirmation of choice or silence," the statement said.

"Their actions were undoubtedly for themselves, for their position in the party, their power, their personal ambition, not for the Australian people we represent, not for what people voted for in the 2016 elections."

Ms. Banks said that the consequences of the leadership expiration set the "obstructive and combat activities" of the major parties.

"All about political points, not for timely, practical, reasonable decisions on issues for which Australians care."

She also advocated the "women's problem" of the Liberals, saying that the level of respect and respect for women in politics in the two major parties was years behind the business world.

"There is also a clear need for an independent and information system that has been found in many jobs to allow reporting of misconduct to those in power without fear of retribution or retaliation," she said.


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