RUN: Hard Yakka founder Bob Davis with Jacqui Lambie at Susan River.
RUN: Hard Yakka founder Bob Davis with Jacqui Lambie at Susan River. Valerie Horton

Hard Yakka to continue despite senate tilt

FEDERAL candidate and Hard Yakka founder Bob Davis will continue his youth bootcamp program if he is successful in securing a seat in the Senate.

Mr Davis is running as a Queensland Senate candidate for the Jacqui Lambie Network.

He told the Chronicle if he was elected Hark Yakka would continue to help at-risk youth.

"I want to keep it running but I'll probably end up doing the programs in between my commitments," Mr Davis said.

"I still want to work with the kids and I don't want to lose that."

Ms Lambie approached Mr Davis about standing with her in Queensland in June 2015; forcing the ex-military man to make the "hard decision" to enter politics.

Since August last year Mr Davis has only run a fee-for-service program at Hard Yakka after the State Government pulled $350,000 in funding from his program.

Mr Davis said if he was elected to the Senate he would most likely employ more staff at Hard Yakka.

Fraser Coast residents could head to the polls as soon as July 2 if Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull follows through with his threats to call a double-dissolution election.


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