THE United Australia Party candidate is sick and tired of watching the country she loves being pulled apart at the seams by politicians acting like "bickering children".
Cindy Duncan said the divide between the political left and right had become so big, it's become a hindrance to progress.
The Glen Innes woman wants to reintroduce some semblance of commonsense back in to politics.
"I think the state election proved people are getting tired of the theatrics and the narratives that are being put out there," Ms Duncan said.
"I wanted to stand because I'm really tired of seeing the country being pulled apart.
"I don't like this divisiveness that's going on. We need to be able to have different ideas, and be able to agree to disagree.
"I miss Australia. I miss who we were as a country, and I don't think we are anywhere near what we were."
Ms Duncan has a broad life experience; she's served time in the Army, been a business owner, legal secretary and journalist.
She sees the United Australia Party as a "natural fit" for regional Australia, and is particularly passionate about the party's "common sense" economic platform, which isn't wrapped in ideological baggage.
She pointed to UAP's zonal taxation policy as an example, which would see people and companies based more than 200 kilometres from a capital city pay 20 per cent less tax.
"I think that will generate quite a bit of wealth and stimulate the economic growth," Ms Duncan said.
"That 20 per cent will help families who are struggling. It will free up the financial tightness that is happening in regional areas."
"This would also open up the regional Australia, and incentivise city folk to move to the country."
Ms Duncan has also been appointed the party's spokesperson for the status of women.
She "endured a challenging 29-year marriage", and understands the difficulties of domestic violence first hand.
So far, the other candidates to declare are incumbent Barnaby Joyce, Labor's Yvonne Langenberg and independent Adam Blakester. The Leader understands The Greens will to announce its candidate soon.