Welcome to Democracy for Dinner's "What are your questions for the candidates?" online forum.
This is a place for community members to provide valuable input into plans that will help shape a better Democracy for Dinner for everyone.

What are your questions for the candidates?

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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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1 month ago

Considering that animal agriculture is a major contributor worldwide and in Australia to greenhouse gas emissions and hence climate change, what is your party’s position on the ever expanding scale of animal agriculture?

1 month ago

1. Tell me one thing you like about the other candidates’ policies?
2. Name one key issue that you care deeply about for which, if elected, you will commit to reaching across party divides to build consensus and collaboration to achieve an outcome that is in the best interests of our State?

1 month ago

Often local solutions can be the right ones for communities. How could you as a local member, foster collaboration and partnerships between the community, the Council and State Government agencies, so that the right solutions can be developed by and for Castlemaine and can be properly funded

1 month ago

With increasing migration to this town and upward pressure on house prices, are you committed to changing planning regulations to allow sustainably designed and higher density housing?

1 month 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?

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Do you have definite plans to ensure that one or more small retirement facilities are built in Castlemaine within two years?

1 month ago

The importance of rail and other public transport is increasing rapidly as regional populations grow. What is your proposal for increasing speed, frequency, and reliability of public transport services in regional areas?

1 month ago

We can’t keep up with the local demand for community health services, especially mental health services. What is your commitment to investment in community and preventative health?

1 month ago

Violence against women, including financial abuse, has reached epidemic proportions. What are your policy and funding commitments for keeping women and families safe and supported?

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