Chris Reynolds is One Nation's man in Ipswich West
ONE NATION'S candidate for Ipswich West has some strong ideas on education reform and can speak from the experience in the industry with an impressive resume.
Sixty-two year old Chris Reynolds runs his own business working with teachers and parents to improve children's intelligence capabilities and academic achievement.
Mr Reynolds has also worked for senior American Republican Party politicians and is a published author with his book Global Star dealing with the challenges of globalisation on south-east Asia.
Mr Reynolds said his admiration of Pauline Hanson led to him nominating for One Nation.
"Pauline speaks to the heart of Australia and speaks to what people feel," Mr Reynolds said.
"What she is saying is right and there is a sense and an inner ethos to it that speaks to all of us."
Mr Reynolds said the old parties were continually doing the same thing and had not moved with the times.
"Pauline said to me 'if people raise issues that are not on my policies you are free to represent them', that makes me almost an independent," he said.
"So I've got the freedom to hear what constituents saying, where as if I was working for the ALP I'd have to do what I was told not from Queensland but from Canberra."
Mr Reynolds said education policy needed to move away from the education curriculum to being more student-based.
"It used to be the case in primary school you taught children and in high school you taught subjects - that's not the case any more," he said.
"We need to identify each child's learning capability and each child's strengths and weaknesses."
Mr Reynolds lives in Brisbane but said he would move to the constituency if he won the seat.
See Saturday's Queensland Times for an in-depth profile of Mr Reynolds and his colourful career.