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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

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?

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

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

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

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

1 month 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)?

1 month ago

Poor treatment of many animal species in the interests of human use, commercial and companion, is rife worldwide and in Australia. What is your party’s position on significantly strengthening the laws and regulations against animal exploitation, and how do you propose to increase prevention and enforce prosecution of animal cruelty?

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

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?

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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