Our Candidate for ASPLEY
– Our Candidate for ASPLEY
Neil Skilbeck is married and lives with Jeany in Carseldine where their body therapy training business is based. Neil’s background as a therapist stretches for nearly 50 years. From Victoria, Neil came to Queensland where he was registered as a Chiropractor and Osteopath. Neil then went on to develop his unique form of Musculoskeletal Therapy that has helped many body therapists to fill in the gaps in their diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Because of Neil’s interest in the health sector, he wants to change the government’s primary focus away from fighting disease to building people’s health using well-researched risk factors that tackle the cause of diseases. To do this we need to change the process and solutions available for sick people in the medium to low-risk category in our society. The flow diagram below illustrates how this would work.
OUR NEW HEALTH MODEL
NEIL ON HEALTH
(1) Build health – Promote preventative medicine
(2) Cut overheads - Address over-prescribing, over-testing and over-servicing.
(3) Restore our rights - Right to Informed Consent – autonomy in deciding what medical procedures and medications we will accept. Having an effective therapeutic watchdog to safeguard people’s health
NEIL ON OUR ENVIRONMENT
1. Driving clean – Bringing in motor vehicles that are powered by clean energy such as electric vehicles. Banning all new petrol, diesel or gas powered vehicles by the mid 2020’s
2. Working clean – Creating non-chemical agriculture, reforestation and cleaner industries
3. Living clean – Clean home energy, non-chemical personal care and home care products and beautifying urban surrounds.
NEIL ON ANIMAL RIGHTS
1. Abolish animal cruelty – Increase the surveillance of humans working with animals and increase the penalties for any cruelty to those animals.
2. Stop live exports
3. Increase animal rights – Improve the legal status of animals.
4. Encourage plant-based diets – Encourage tree based diets by planting more food trees as in our health policy.
Many Australians are unhappy about the way that governments are eroding people’s freedoms. The governments have been giving power to multinational corporations through privatisation of public assets. In the health sector, for example, they are mass medicating people through our water supply via Fluoridation and using powerful forces in the “No Jab No Pay Policy” to persuade people to have vaccinations. In the transport sector, the Queensland government has sold the control of some of our roads to a private corporation who prevents us from travelling freely on our roads. Neil, if elected, will be advocating that the government needs to listen and serve the people rather than ruling over them.