Hervey Bay candidate Damian Huxham with senator Pauline Hanson.
Hervey Bay candidate Damian Huxham with senator Pauline Hanson. Alistair Brightman

EXPLAINED: Bay One Nation candidate opposes cashless card

PAULINE Hanson's candidate for Hervey Bay has weighed in on the cashless welfare card debate, saying he doesn't support the model proposed by the LNP.

Damian Huxham yesterday voiced his opposition to the proposed trial of the card in the Hinkler region, which has divided community opinion.

Mr Huxham said he believed in giving people "a say in the decisions that will effect their lives" in a Facebook post on Tuesday morning.

"One Nation Political Party is the only party which supports citizen initiated referendums, (CIR) which offers people a say in political decisions that will have an impact on them," Mr Huxham wrote.

"(It) will allow Australians to petition the government and demand that a particular issue be put to a binding vote of the whole electorate.

"Political decisions that have an impact on people such as the cashless card should, I believe, be put to the people not forced upon the people."

Mr Huxham acknowledged the roll-out of the card was a federal issue but said he was entitled to an opinion.

"Politicians for far too long have had too much input and impact on our lives and when they make a mistake they still get paid but we have to live with their mistakes," he wrote.

Senator Hanson previously voiced her support for a trial during a visit to Port Augusta in June, saying people needed to see the results first.