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?
Bendigo West candidates are coming to Castlemaine for a Q&A and you get to choose the questions!
Post and vote for important questions. Share your questions via social media.
The top three questions, plus two wild card questions will be put to candidates.
The best part? You can meet the candidates at the event on October 24th. RSVP.
Responding to your questions
Maree EdwardsLabor Candidate
Laurie WhelanGreens Candidate
Marilyn NuskeAnimal Justice Party Candidate
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Ninety percent of climate scientists agree that if Australia doesn&... What is your commitment to increasing funding for prevention and community health in Mount Alexander... I want to know what your think about current country roads(not highways and freeways) being 100km/ho... What are your thoughts about the future of health services in the Mount Alexander Shire? How should ... Do you think that kangaroo numbers should be controlled by culling? What plans do you have in the region to involve citizens in decision-making that affects their lives... Poor treatment of many animal species in the interests of human use, commercial and companion, is ri... The recent exposure of the live sheep export industry from Australia to the Middle East has illustra... Considering that animal agriculture is a major contributor worldwide and in Australia to greenhouse ... 1. Tell me one thing you like about the other candidates’ policies?
2. Name one key issue that y... Often local solutions can be the right ones for communities. How could you as a local member, foste... With increasing migration to this town and upward pressure on house prices, are you committed to cha... With climate change impacts starting to be felt, what are your plans for assisting the community in ... How will each party support the funding of a purpose build health and well being facility or precinc... Do you have definite plans to ensure that one or more small retirement facilities are built in Castl... The importance of rail and other public transport is increasing rapidly as regional populations grow... We can’t keep up with the local demand for community health services, especially mental health ser... Violence against women, including financial abuse, has reached epidemic proportions. What are your p... Why is the State government spending so much on Catholic schools when state schools need so much mor... With property prices at unaffordable levels for many vulnerable people, what are your policies for ... What is your plan for bringing the under utilised or vacant State Government owned land and building... What do you see as unique opportunities for economic development for Castlemaine and surrounds, and ...
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Why is the State government spending so much on Catholic schools when state schools need so much more.
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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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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)?
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What do you see as unique opportunities for economic development for Castlemaine and surrounds, and what policies will take us there?