I’m Rod Caddies.
I’m a husband, dad, hard worker, proud Australian, and your One Nation WA candidate in the Agricultural Region of Western Australia.
I believe passionately that society is best served by a Government that holds family, community, effective police, judicial systems, education, health care, and support for the vulnerable as its highest priorities.
I want to be your representative in our Parliament fighting for those priorities and hold the Government of the day to account for its policies and priorities.
I’m married to Monique Caddies and have three children, Emily, 16, Jaxon, 14, and Matilda, 5.
Having grown up in rural Western Australia and spent a large part of my working life in the State’s regions, I know both the opportunities and challenges that life in regional Western Australia presents.
I currently work as a senior policy advisor to sitting One Nation MLC Colin Tincknell and have seen firsthand the value of an effective crossbench in the Legislative Council. It was only with the support of One Nation members that moves by the McGowan Government to nationalise our cray fishing industry, increase the gold tax, close down the school of the air and regional boarding colleges and defund Community Resource Centres were defeated in the Legislative Council.
My life experiences have also given me a deep appreciation of the opportunities that living in Western Australia presents. My early childhood was marked by times of separation from my siblings as my mum struggled as a single parent to 7 children. Equally, my later childhood and teenage years are marked by the freedoms and fun of a country kid growing up in a big family on a farm in Manjimup with my mum and stepfather.
I spent six years in the armed forces with the 10th Light Horse Regiment, a time in my life that reinforced the values and benefits of hard work, teamwork, and taking a disciplined approach to everything I do.
I studied child welfare and juvenile justice and worked in the child protection sector for 15 years. I believe the care, nurture, and education of children happens best in a traditional family setting but for those children where this is not possible, our Government must be empowered to make safe and appropriate choices with the welfare of these children as their priority.
I’ve also worked on remote stations across northern Western Australia and I’m well aware of the hopes and hurdles that come with running a small business. For 10 years I owned and operated a successful business running rodeos in regional communities across the State. Monique currently now operates a riding school in the Swan Valley.
I have throughout my adult life volunteered in many capacities, including as a youth worker in my local church and in remote indigenous communities.
Having backpacked around every state in Australia and traveled extensively to other countries in Asia and Europe I’ve been exposed to many lifestyles, cultures, and societies and know from those experiences that what we have in Western Australia is worth protecting.
I’m a passionate defender of the Australian way of life and believe the lifestyle, opportunities, and freedoms we enjoy are worth working for. Let’s work together to ensure generations to come, get to enjoy the opportunities and lifestyle we love.
Your One Nation candidate for the Agricultural Region