Well, it wouldn’t be an election without a Westender/West End Community Association Community Forum, giving you the chance to meet the candidates vying for your vote face to face, and ask them about the issues that affect you personally.

We’re expecting a good roll up of candidates, listed below as per the ballot paper:

BOELE, Karel (Independent, standing for People Decide)
TRAD, Jackie (Australian Labor Party)
MURRAY, Cameron (Independent. standing for Sustainable Australia)
MACMAHON, Amy (The Greens)
KELLY, Karagh-Mae (Independent, standing for the Animal Justice Party)
QUINN, Simon (LNP)
JORDAN, Frank (Independent, standing for the Secular Party)

Each candidate has been sent a list of questions about their policies, beliefs and intentions, which will be published on the Westender website as they are received. We’ve already started publishing candidate profiles on the website.

Our partners at the West End Community Association will also produce their own score card based on the candidates’ response to a questionnaire.

MEET THE CANDIDATES
South Brisbane Electorate 2017

6.00 pm for 6.30 pm
Wednesday 22nd November
Corella Room, Souths RLFC
Davies Park, West End

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/132718030823295/

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“The best leadership is yours” – Karel Boele #qldvotes

“The best leadership is yours” – Karel Boele #qldvotes

We are trying to make a better form of government that doesn't just move back and forth between left and right, or isolates certain people, groups or industry. We are trying to build a new form of government that empowers us, increases our awareness and knowledge, makes us feel engaged and actually interests us. Where we all contribute to and …Read more.

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Some questions for Karel Boele - #qldvotes

Some questions for Karel Boele - #qldvotes

As part of the Westender’s election coverage, we have sent each candidate a list of questions regarding their policies, philosophy and voting intentions. Here is the response of Karel Boele of People Decide. What do you think makes you personally qualified to represent the residents of the South Brisbane electorate? I believe I am the only candidate in Australia to …Read more.

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Jackie Trad talks about South Brisbane #qldvotes

Jackie Trad talks about South Brisbane #qldvotes

With the State Election called for Saturday 25 November, local MP Jackie Trad reflected on why she first decided to run for the Queensland Parliament. Member for South Brisbane Jackie Trad said she wanted to stand up for the local community she has called home for more than 40 years.  “I love my community, the place I've called home all …Read more.

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Some questions for Cameron Murray - #qldvotes

Some questions for Cameron Murray - #qldvotes

As part of the Westender’s election coverage, we have sent each candidate a list of questions regarding their policies, philosophy and voting intentions. Here is the response of Cameron Murray of the Sustainable Australia party. What do you think makes you personally qualified to represent the residents of the South Brisbane electorate? I have been a professional economist involved in …Read more.

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Candidate Profile Amy MacMahon for the Greens - #qldvotes

Candidate Profile Amy MacMahon for the Greens - #qldvotes

I’ve worked as a social researcher, teacher, carer, and community worker. I’ve just finished my PhD looking at climate change adaptation in Bangladesh. I’m a long-term renter living in Woolloongabba, and I went to school at Brisbane State High. Our political system is stacked in favour of big business, and I’ve seen the effects that corporate-dominated politics has had on …Read more.

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Candidate Profile Karagh-Mae Kelly #qldvotes

Candidate Profile Karagh-Mae Kelly #qldvotes

Karagh-Mae is standing for the Animal Justice Party. Here’s Karagh’s statement from her Facebook page. The two major parties have been in power so long that they believe they are the only ones capable of governing and have the right to do so, but they don’t. Finger pointing and personal attacks are taking place over policy action. The public is …Read more.

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Candidate Profile Frank Jordan - #qldvotes

Candidate Profile Frank Jordan - #qldvotes

I have lived in West End for thirty years. I am known locally as “the butterfly man”. I have co-authored a book on butterflies. In one of my gardens over a 20 year period I had 43 species of butterfly come and lay eggs on the host plants I grew especially to attract them. I am a qualified permaculture designer …Read more.

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Trad announces traffic management plan for Kurilpa - #qldvotes

Trad announces traffic management plan for Kurilpa - #qldvotes

At the recent Kurilpa Futures - Planning for the People forum, local Member for South Brisbane Jackie Trad announced if re-elected, the community would lead a local South Brisbane Transport Mobility Study to address transport and traffic issues in the inner south. Ms Trad said she has secured $600,000 for the transport study, which will consider road, public and active …Read more.

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Labor’s Plan a Win for the Reef - #qldvotes

Labor’s Plan a Win for the Reef - #qldvotes

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today welcomed Labor’s commitment to support large scale renewable energy generation and solar and energy efficiency measures in schools. Fight For Our Reef Campaign Director Imogen Zethoven said that the future survival of the Great Barrier Reef depends on a rapid switch from coal to clean renewable energy. “Over the past two summers, 49% …Read more.

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HANSON'S BATTLER BUS MADE WHERE? - #qldvotes

HANSON'S BATTLER BUS MADE WHERE? - #qldvotes

The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union ("AMWU") has revealed that Pauline Hanson's One Nation is using a campaign bus built by a company that offshored its manufacturing to Malaysia. The so-called "Battler Bus" was made by Quality Bus & Coach, a company that offshored it's manufacturing work to Malaysia in 2003. AMWU Queensland State Secretary and QCU President, Rohan Webb, slammed …Read more.

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