North East Ward #MorelandVotes How to Vote Cards 2020

In past elections candidate how to vote cards had to be registered with the VEC. But during health restrictions during the pandemic How to Vote cards can not be handed out. Also the election is a mail ballot. No central repository of candidates How to Vote Cards has been organised.

So Sustainable Fawkner has offered to host all North East candidate How to Vote cards as a community resource, enabling more informed voter choice.

This page will hopefully grow as How to Vote Cards become available. Please visit again.

See also Candidate Engagement matrix for Moreland Votes 2020 which asseses each candidate on engagement during the campaign through a matrix scoring each candidate.

If you want detailed and nuanced analysis of candidates, I recommend reading Cate speaks blog for North East Ward. She really has done some great research and talks you through all the candidates.


North East Ward Candidate Forum

Climate Action Moreland and Neighbours United for Climate Action conducted an online Meet the Candidates Climate and Sustainability forum on Wednesday 30 September. Watch the full forum:

 

Climate and Sustainability Survey

Climate Action Moreland and Neighbours United for Climate Action have also sent a Climate survey to all North East Ward candidates. View the comparative responses to questions at Climate Action Moreland. Note: It appears candidates failed to respond, even after repeated contact attempts.

Candidates List in alphabetical order

*BOLTON, Sue (Sue Bolton Community IND)(Climate Survey) (Website | FB)
*CARLI HANNAN, Annalivia (ALP)(Climate Survey)(Website | FB)
CLARKE, Jason (IND) (Website | FB)
DHEDHY, Hamza (IND) (Website | FB)
ELACHKAR, Rasheed (IND) (Website | FB)
FAILLA, Paul Paolo (IND) (Website | FB)
FARAH, Gloria (IND) (Website | FB)
GLOVER, Margee (Reason Party)(Climate Survey)(Website | FB)
HELOU, Anthony (IND)(Website | FB)
HOGAN, Rebekah (ALP) (Website | FB)
JOSEPH, Lynton Michael (IND) (Website | FB)
MURTAZA, Muhammad (IND)(Climate Survey)(Website | FB)
NAIM, Haissam (IND)(Website | FB)
O’CALLAGHAN, Dean (Climate IND)(Climate Survey)(Website | FB)
PAVLIDIS-MIHALAKOS, Helen (Website | FB)
PULFORD, Adam (Greens)(Climate Survey) (Website | FB)
STREET, Meghan (Sue Bolton Community IND) (Website | FB)
TIMPANO, Francesco (IND) (Website | FB)
THIVEOS, Ismene (ALP)(Climate Survey)(Website | FB)


How to Vote Cards

  • Muhammad Nisar Ul Murtaza (IND)
  • Sue Bolton Team
  • Annalivia Carli Hannam – Moreland Labor
  • Jason Clarke (IND)
  • Hamza Dhedhy (IND)
  • Rasheed Elachkar (IND)
  • Paul Failla (IND)
  • Gloria Farah (IND)
  • Margee Glover (Reason Party)
  • Hassan Naim (IND)
  • Dean O’Callaghan (IND)
  • Lynton Joseph (IND)
  • Helen Pavlidis (IND)
  • Adam Pulford (Greens)
  • Anthony Helou (IND)
  • Francesco Timpano (IND)

Muhammad Nisar Ul Murtaza (IND)Facebook


Sue Bolton TeamFacebook


Annalivia Carli-Hannan and Moreland Labor Team – Facebook


Hamza DhedhyFacebook


Rasheed Elachkar (IND)Facebook


Paul Failla (IND)Facebook


Gloria Farah (IND) – Facebook


Margee Glover (Reason Party)Facebook


Anthony HelouFacebook


Lynton JosephFacebook


Haissam NAIMFacebook


Dean O’Callaghan (IND)Facebook


Helen Pavlidis (IND)Facebook


Adam Pulford (Greens)Facebook


Francesco Timpano (IND)Facebook


Political Parties

Moreland Council Election is being contested by a field of Independents and members of political teams or Political Parties. The following is the list of Political party and Teams to find out about their policies:

Moreland Labor
Moreland Labor are running 3 candidates in North East Ward, as well as candidates in South Ward and North West Ward. Read Moreland Labor Community Plan and policies here.

The Greens
Moreland Greens are running 1 candidate in North East Ward, as well as candidates in South Ward and North West Ward. Moreland Greens policies linked from here.

Sue Bolton Community Independents
Sue Bolton and Meghan Street are running in North East Ward with candidates in South Ward and North West Ward. Read her Community Independents Platform here.

Victorian Socialists

Victorian Socialists are not running in North East Ward, only in North West Ward and South Ward. Read their policies here.

Reason Party

Margee Glover is a candidate for the Reason Party for North East Ward. Rachel Payne is also running in South Ward. Read The Reason Party State Policies here.

Animal Justice Party

There are no Animal Justice Party candidates running in North East Ward. Chris Miles is running for this party in North West Ward. Read the Victorian policies of the Animal Justice Party.


Other Candidate Surveys:

Fair Parking Moreland
Fair Parking Moreland has surveyed candidates in all three Moreland Wards asking 8 questions on parking, parking restrictions and parking associated with new building development.

The following North East Ward candidates submitted responses and were marked as “passing the test”:
*BOLTON, Sue (Sue Bolton Team)
*CARLI HANNAN, Annalivia (Labor)
CLARKE, Jason (IND)
DHEDHY, Hamza (IND)
GLOVER, Margee (Reason)
HELOU, Anthony (IND)
HOGAN, Rebekah (Labor)
JOSEPH, Lynton Michael (IND)
MURTAZA, Muhammad (IND)
O’CALLAGHAN, Dean (IND)
PAVLIDIS-MIHALAKOS, Helen
STREET, Meghan (Sue Bolton Team)
TIMPANO, Francesco (IND)
THIVEOS, Ismene (Labor)

“Failed the test”, but submitted a full response:
PULFORD, Adam (Greens)

“Failed the test” as did not complete a survey:
ELACHKAR, Rasheed (IND)
FAILLA, Paul Paolo (IND)
FARAH, Gloria (IND)
NAIM, Haissam (IND)

Walk on Moreland Survey

Pedestrian focussed group Walk on Moreland are surveying all candidates what they would do on Council to improve Moreland’s walkability and pedestrian safety. More details at their Moreland Election 2020 page.

The following North East Ward candidates submitted responses:
Sue BOLTON, (Sue Bolton Team)
Jason Clarke (IND)
Margee GLOVER, Margee (Reason)
Rebekah Hogan (Labor)
Lynton JOSEPH, Lynton (IND)
Dean O’CALLAGHAN, (IND)
Adam PULFORD, (Greens)
Meghan STREET, (Sue Bolton Team)
Ismene Thiveos (Labor)
Muhammad Nisar UL MURTAZA, (IND)

Candidates who failed to respond:
CARLI HANNAN, Annalivia (Labor)
DHEDHY, Hamza (IND)
ELACHKAR, Rasheed (IND)
FAILLA, Paul Paolo (IND)
FARAH, Gloria (IND)
HELOU, Anthony (IND)
NAIM, Haissam (IND)
PAVLIDIS-MIHALAKOS, Helen (IND)
TIMPANO, Francesco (IND)

Moreland Bicycle User Group
Moreland Bicycle User Group has also surveyed candidates in all 3 wards.
Responses for North East Ward.

Responses for North East Ward as at 9 October:
Sue Bolton (Sue Bolton Team)
Meghan Street (Sue Bolton Team)
Muhammad Nisar Ul Murtaza (IND)
Adam Pulford (Greens)
Annalivia Carli Hannan (Labor)
Margee Glover (Reason)
Ismene Thiveos (Labor)


Hosken Reserve Pledge
A Merlynston Campaign group is presently circulating a Hosken Reserve Pledge for candidates in all three wards to sign. This is about lack of transparency and consultation with local residents in upgrading a much used turf oval to a synthetic pitch. An online petition has garnered over 2,250 signatures.

A check of the Sports Surface Needs Analysis report from 2018 shows the expert consultant report in the Executuve Summary only recommended for Hosken Reserve that the Hosken South Oval be upgraded to a hybrid pitch, after a comprehensive assessment of all of Moreland’s Sports Surface Needs. The original masterplan in 2009 showed only a synthetic pitch for training on the Hosken North east field, with the oval remaining turf. The Masterplan shows that Pascoe Vale Football Club had advocated for just turning the premier grade Hosken South pitch already fenced to a full synthetic pitch.

THE PLEDGE TO KEEP ACCESS TO PARKLAND FOR ALL

Should you be elected as a councillor, or returning councillor, to City of Moreland in the upcoming 2020 election, do you pledge that at the soonest available opportunity you will take the below four actions:

1. Call for, and vote in favour of, deferring the awarding of any contracts in relation to the Hosken Reserve project, and

2. Call for, and vote in favour of, deferring any implementation work at Hosken Reserve, and

3. Call for a report to be prepared by council officers detailing all engagement and consultation which has been undertaken on the Hosken Reserve Masterplan since its inception with all stakeholders, including local residents, and

4. Advocate for full community consultation prior to inform the Hosken Reserve Masterplan before proceeding with any changes to the Hosken Reserve grounds

Yes / No

The Following North East Ward Yes responses were received:
Sue Bolton (Sue Bolton Team)
Margee Glover (Reason Party)
Dean O’Callaghan (IND)
Adam Pulford (Greens)
Meghan Street (Sue Bolton Team)
Lynton Joseph (IND)
Muhammad Nisar Ul Murtaza (IND)
Jason Clarke (IND)
Hamza Dhedhy (IND)

Paul Failla sent a long rambling response with no clear Yes or No

Australian Services Union Pledge
The Australian Services Union is asking all candidates to sign this pledge to support the conditions of local government workers. Angelica Panopoulas in North West Ward has signed which alerted me to the pledge.

Candidates for North East Ward that have signed the ASU Pledge

Sue Bolton (Sue Bolton Team)
Annalivia Carli Hannan (Labor)
Lynton Joseph (IND)
Meghan Street (Sue Bolton Team)
Muhammad Nisar Ul Murtaza (IND)
Ismene Thiveos (Labor)

Rainbow Pledge
Candidates in all 3 wards have signed the Rainbow Local Government Pledge for a proudly inclusive community in Moreland.

Fully Pledged:
Sue Bolton (Sue Bolton Team)
Annalivia Carli Hannan (Labor)
Jason Clarke (IND)
Rasheed Elachkar (IND)
Margee Glover (Reason)
Rebekah Hogan (Labor)
Lynton Joseph (IND)
Dean O’Callaghan (IND)
Helen Pavlidis (IND)
Adam Pulford (Greens)
Meghan Street (Sue Bolton Team)
Ismene Thiveos (Labor)

Helen Pavlidis-Mihalakos (IND)

Partial Pledged:
Muhammad Murtaza (IND)

Not Responded:
Hamza Dhedhy (IND)
Paul Failla (IND)
Gloria Farah (IND)
Anthony Helou (IND)
Haissam Naim (IND)
Francesco Timpano (IND)


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