Brenton Wight – making a difference through The Nationals
“No other political party in Australia involves its members as broadly in policy development as The Nationals,” says 34 year old Traralgon small business owner, Brenton Wight.
“That’s the great thing about The Nationals; from branch meeting conversations your ideas and priorities are taken to State Council meetings and State Conferences, and can end up becoming Party policy,” he says.
“You don’t have to know everything about politics to contribute to The Nationals, you just need to have an idea for change and the Party provides you with a platform to do something about it, it’s as simple as that,” he says.
After only seven years with The Nationals Brenton has been able to offer his skills to the Party through numerous leadership roles including Chair of the Nationals Marketing Committee, State Council representative and Senior Vice President.
“It’s incredibly rewarding to work amongst some real community champions and make lasting change to your region. I have been able to network a lot of new contacts through my affiliation with The Nationals as well as discuss important issues with leading industry stakeholders and government decision makers.”
“The Nationals provide strong advocacy for regional Victoria, allowing our regional voice to have the strength of a united party behind it,” Brenton says.