The second meet the candidates forum for the inner northern Melbourne electorate of Wills was organised by the Fawkner community house. The main contest is between Labor and the Greens, but 10 candidates are standing. An apology was received from the Liberal candidate.
John Englart from Sustainable Fawkner asked the first question.
Question: It is World Environment Day today. How many of you have visited the Bababi Djininang grasslands at the end of Jukes Road in Fawkner? How many of you realise we have an endangered species in that grasslands area?
Response: Only Samantha Ratnam and Zane Alcorn had indicated they had visited or passed Bababi Djininang, and no one was aware we have endangered species right here in Fawkner.
The Matted Flax-lily (Dianella amoena) is a nationally endangered species found along the embankment of Merri Creek. Further up Merri Creek (outside of Wills) the endangered Golden Sun Moth and Growling grass frog can also be found.
Read an account here including questions and candidate responses:
The ten Candidates in the order listed on the Wills ballot paper:
Kyung Moo (Kevin) HONG (Liberal Party of Australia) Facebook
Ashley BLACKWELL (Drug Law Reform Party) Facebook, Drug Law Reform website
Tristram CHELLEW (Australian Sex Party) Facebook
Samantha RATNAM (The Greens) website | Facebook
Dougal GILLMAN (Renewable Energy Party) Renewable Energy Party Facebook
William FULGENZI (Socialist Equality Party) SEP Facebook
Zane ALCORN (Socialist Alliance) Facebook
Camille SYDOW (Animal Justice Party) Facebook
Francesco TIMPANO (Independent) Facebook
Peter KHALIL (Australian Labor Party) website | Facebook
When you vote I urge you to take into account the environment and climate policies of the candidates, as well as their social and economic policies.
- Climate and Health Alliance – Health and climate Scorecard
- Solar citizens Wills Scorecard
- Australian Conservation Foundation Scorecard (PDF)
- Environment Victoria Scorecard (PDF)
- WWF Scorecard
- Fight for the Reef Election Tracker
- Bicycle Network – Vote Bike cycling scorecard
- Oxfam’s Vote Fair election elephant: YOU have the power to choose a fairer, more equal world.
- Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association – Health Policy Scorecard
- Women’s Health Charter Election Scorecard
- Digital Rights Watch scorecard
See also the ABC Promise Tracker: How does the Coalition’s record stack up as the nation heads to a new election? and
Don’t forget the Federal election sausage sizzle map:
not too late for schools to do some sizzling fund raising at polling booths.