CITIZENS Electoral Council candidate for Paterson Peter Davis wants to put Australia's focus back on food production and exports, through efficient transport networks and financial regulation.
In turn, he expects it will create jobs for Paterson people.
"Since the Hawke government deregulated our banks our savings and our economy have gone down the gurgler," he said.
His party's major policy is to introduce the US-born Glass-Steagall Act to create a division between investment banks and day-to-day transaction banks.
Mr Davis, who runs a transport company from his Shoal Bay base, also wants the reintroduction of a national bank that would also influence exchange rates and help create federal wealth.
This would involve the separation of commercial and investment banks.
"This would create a development fund to drought proof central Australian farmlands and build a high speed national ring rail to transport food to the ports," he said.
"That project alone, with its steel requirements, would kick start our mining industry again."
Mr Davis noted that Australia was a world-leader in high speed shipping.
"We can put fresh food on the shelves in Asia in under 30 hours," he said. "We can become a food bowl for Asia."
This, Mr Davis said, would create national jobs available Paterson residents.
"A lot of people moved half way around the world to build the Snowy hydro scheme,” he said.
“But we still have to develop opportunities for people here.”
Mr Davis has drawn fifth position on the federal election ballot paper, wedged between the candidates from the two major parties, and is urging electors to prioritise independents and minor parties when they vote.
The father of five and grandfather of 12 has been employed in the transport and construction industry most of his working life.
His online campaign bio notes that one of his sons has been a member of the armed forces for almost a decade and has been spent time in active service overseas.
Mr Davis believes the cycles of boom and bust are not effective ways for an economy to operate.
On the Citizens Electoral Council website, he is quoted as saying that Australia needed to develop in order to grow up.
“Australia must join with other nations presently engaged in world development programs to build peace throughout the world and create opportunities for every living soul to develop to their true potential,” he said.