Videos: Candidate presentations from climate forum

November 19, 2014 at 8:16 pm 2 comments

Our Climate Forum for Moreland drew candidates from the seats of Brunswick, Pascoe Vale and Broadmeadows, and also for the Melbourne Northern Metro Region Legislative Council.

There were eight candidate party policy presentations made including from candidates representing The Greens, Animal Justice Party, Save the Planet, Australian Sex Party, Socialist Alliance, Liberal Party, and Voice for the West, and from Peter Allan a community independent.


Peter Allan is standing as a community Independent for Northern Metro region for Legislative Council (Upper House) and has a strong position for climate action. (Group N on the ballot paper) Visit his website.

Sean Brocklehurst is standing for Pascoe Vale from Socialist Alliance and has a strong position on climate action. Visit his candidate facebook page.

Mohamed Hassan is standing for Broadmeadows from Voice for the West and supports action on climate change. Visit his website.

Joel Murray is standing for Northern Metro region for Legislative Council (Upper House) as the second candidate to Fiona Patten for the Australian Sex Party. He said that although climate change is not the major focus of the party, it does support environmental and climate change action according to the science. Visit his Candidate Facebook page.

Dean O’Callaghan is standing for Brunswick as the Save the Planet Party Independent. Supports strong climate action as we are in a climate emergency. Candidate Facebook page

Bruce Poon is the Animal Justice Party lead candidate for Northern Metro region for the Legislative Council (Upper House). Although climate change is not their party’s central focus, the party would support strong action on climate change as the impacts will be widely felt with many species threatened with extinction. Candidate Facebook Page.

Tim Read is standing for Brunswick as the Greens candidate. He Supports strong climate action. He is challenging Labor’s Jane Garrett for the seat in what is expected to be a close race. Visit his website.

Giuseppe Vellotti is standing for Brunswick as the Liberal Party candidate. He Supports climate action, although his views are personal and he was not necessarily stating party policy. An electrical engineer, he personally supports renewable energy targets.

Other candidates present on the panel included Liam Farrelly from the Australian Greens standing in Pascoe Vale, and Ward Young from the Animal Justice Party standing in Brunswick.

Gemma from CAM launching the Forum

Gemma from CAM launching the Forum

Climate Action Moreland received apologies from the following candidates:

Phil Cleary, lead candidate from the Voice for the West Party.
Nicholas Dow, lead candidate from the Australian Cyclists Party.
Stella Kariofyllidis, from People Power Victoria, No Smart Meters standing for Brunswick. Stella noted: “I have read the issues that the group is concerned about and I wholeheartedly agree with all of them”..
Domenic Greco, lead candidate from the Australian Country Alliance
Kris Schroeder, lead candidate from The Basics Rock ‘N’ Roll Party
Gladys Lui, 2nd candidate from the Liberal Party.
Labor candidates: Frank McGuire (Broadmeadows), Jenny Mikakos and Nazih Elasmar (both Northern Metro region) and Lizzie Blandthorn (Pascoe Vale)
Jaime de Loma-Osorio Ricon, Greens candidate for Broadmeadows.

Jane Garrett MP (Brunswick) was contacted repeatedly by phone, email and in person and asked to attend.

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