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Bendigo West candidates are coming to Castlemaine for a Q&A and you get to choose the questions!

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    Maree Edwards
    Labor Candidate
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    Laurie Whelan
    Greens Candidate
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    Marilyn Nuske
    Animal Justice Party Candidate

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8 months ago

The NDIS only supports 6% of people with disabilities to access appropriate housing.

How will your party assist the other 94%, many of whom live in the Bendigo West electorate, to move into affordable, safe, long term housing?

This question is especially important for people with intellectual disability living with ageing parents, who wish to remain close to their supportive local community.

8 months ago

What is your plan for bringing the under utilised or vacant State Government owned land and buildings in Castlemaine back into use for the benefit of the town (former hospital at Halford St, former Police Station at Lyttleton St and former Secondary College Senior Campus at Etty street)?

8 months ago

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Ninety percent of climate scientists agree that if Australia doesn't start dramatically reducing its greenhouse gas emissions within a little over a decade then we'll be locked into handing our children a hotter, more barren country. Meanwhile, the IPCC and most environmental economist also believe a carbon tax is pivotal to cutting those emissions.
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Will your party introduce a carbon tax - and specifically what price range per tonne will you support to help switch supply and demand that through market forces?

8 months ago

The recent exposure of the live sheep export industry from Australia to the Middle East has illustrated that neither the government regulators involved, nor the exporters themselves recognise that the trade is fundamentally wrong regarding the nature and extent of the cruelty revealed. What is your party’s position on exports of live animals of all species at all times of year?

8 months ago

With climate change impacts starting to be felt, what are your plans for assisting the community in moving towards 100% renewables and increasing our ability to sequester carbon through afforestation and sustainable land management practices?

8 months ago

Do you think that kangaroo numbers should be controlled by culling?

8 months ago

What do you see as unique opportunities for economic development for Castlemaine and surrounds, and what policies will take us there?

8 months ago

How will each party support the funding of a purpose build health and well being facility or precinct in Castlemaine?

8 months ago

What are your thoughts about the future of health services in the Mount Alexander Shire? How should all the organisations providing health and well being services work together to ensure all in our community can access the services they require.

8 months ago

With property prices at unaffordable levels for many vulnerable people, what are your policies for ensuring there is sufficient affordable, quality housing in the region for young people, families and for our ageing population?

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