Enviro groups to host Meet the Candidates forum with three big questions

Three environment groups have come together to host a Federal Election candidates forum.

Kyogle, Lismore and Nimbin enviro groups will host the Meet the Candidates forum at the Casino RSM Club on Sunday, May 1 from 1.30-3.30 pm.

Kyogle Environment Group secretary Sue Page said each candidate will be asked three questions with four minutes allowed to answer the questions.

These are the questions:

1. The latest intergovernmental panel on climate change report states that we must transition from fossil fuels now if we are to keep the temperature rise due to global heating below two degrees.

If elected, what steps will you take to ensure this happens?

2. Mick Dodson, when he was Social Justice Commissioner (1993 – 1998) stated:

 ‘Social justice is what faces you in the morning. It is awakening in a house with an adequate water supply, cooking facilities and sanitation. It is the ability to nourish your children and send them to school where their education not only equips them for employment but reinforces their knowledge and appreciation of their cultural inheritance. It is the prospect of genuine employment and good health: a life of choices and opportunity. A life free from discrimination.’

If elected, what steps will you take to make Australia an equitable society?

3.   What do you see as the major challenges facing the electorate of Page?

If elected, how will you address these challenges?

This will be followed by a Question-and-Answer session. If a question is directed to a particular candidate, they will have one minute to respond. Any other candidate may also choose to respond.

These candidates have confirmed they will be at the session:

Patrick Deegan Labor

Hanabeth Luke Independent

Kashmir Miller Greens

Brett Duroux Indigenous Aboriginal Party of Australia

Serge Killingbeck TNL (formerly The New Liberals)

Ian Williamson United Australia Party

Tom Searles Liberal Democrats

Donna Pike One Nation

Kevin Hogan Nationals

Your seat, your choice: Know Page, know who you are voting for in the Federal election

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