Federal Election 2019: Fremantle candidates have their say

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WITH the election only days away, the Gazette contacted candidates in the Fremantle electorate to find out more about them.

 

Name: Janetia Knapp

Party: Western Australia Party

Top 3 issues in Fremantle electorate

1.Traffic congestion

2.Education

3.Border Security

In no more than 100 words, why should locals vote for you?

Traffic congestion in the Fremantle Electorate must be approached from a different direction.

Rather than providing infrastructure for ever increasing numbers of vehicles, we should be planning for fewer vehicles by improving public transport and constructing cycle path networks.

Encouraging education is an absolute given for any modern democracy.

The Government should be providing enhanced access to TAFE education and removing or subsidising the cost of a university education.

Our borders must be protected but genuine refugees should be treated fairly.

We can never again allow the inhumane treatment of refugees which the current Government has embraced.

 

Name: Josh Wilson

Party: Australian Labor Party

Top 3 issues in Fremantle electorate

1.Fair funding of schools and hospitals

2.Delivering smart transport solutions

3.Action on climate change and live export

In no more than 100 words, why should locals vote for you?

If re-elected I will continue my focus on protecting and maintaining the things we share: our hospitals, schools, aged-care system, and the environment.

I’m committed to delivering a fair go for our community and for WA by providing $5 million for an Urgent Care Clinic at Fremantle Hospital, delivering a record investment in rail, road, and active transport projects, switching to a clean energy future to reduce pollution, grow jobs, and cut power bills, investing an extra $24 million in Fremantle and Cockburn schools and restoring penalty rates for up to 11,000 local workers and investing in local infrastructure projects.

Josh Wilson.

 

Name: Brett Weary

Party: Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

Could not be contacted for comment.

 

Name: Fatima Lever

Party: United Australia Party

Did not respond before deadline.

 

Name: Sam Wainwright

Party: Socialist Alliance

Top 3 issues in Fremantle electorate

1.Republic based on a treaty with Indigenous people

2.Net zero emissions economy to stop global warming

3.Take back the mining wealth to fund our services

In no more than 100 words, why should locals vote for you?

The current economic and political system has failed, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Australia is a wealthy country. We have the resources to guarantee everybody a decent life and take genuine climate action.

Vote Socialist Alliance to help build a people-power movement to break the vice-like grip that the big mining and fossil fuel companies have over Australian politics, and so that we can make the changes that are both necessary and possible.

If elected I will only take the average (median) wage and donate all income above that to community campaigns. A better world is possible.

Sam Wainwright.

Name: Nicole Robins

Party: Liberal Party

Top 3 issues in Fremantle electorate

1.Cost of living

2.Traffic congestion

3.Border protection

In no more than 100 words, why should locals vote for you?

Six years of Labor under the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years was a complete waste of taxpayer money. It created a massive debt, weakened our border security and put pressure on Australian families and businesses. The good news is, we have solutions. A re-elected Morrison Government will pay down debt, bring the budget back to surplus, build the roads of the 21st century and keep our country safe and secure from unlawful entrants and terrorists. As a high school teacher and local government councillor, I understand the issues the people of Fremantle face and will work hard to represent their interests in Canberra.

Nicole Robins.

 

Name: Jesse Hutchinson

Party: The Greens

Top 3 issues in Fremantle electorate

1.Action on climate change and Clean Energy jobs

2.Clean up politics: Ban political donations from mining, property development, tobacco, alcohol and gambling industries. Cap all other donations and make sure every donation over $1000 is disclosed publicly, in real time

3.Free TAFE and university degrees

In no more than 100 words, why should locals vote for you?

The Greens don’t take donations from big business, corporations or mining companies.

A vote for the Greens is a vote for your community, we are not beholden to big donors like the two major parties.

Coal is the single biggest contributor to climate change.

If you don’t have a plan to phase out coal, you’re not serious about climate change.

The Greens are the only party with a plan to phase out coal and move to 100 per cent renewables by 2030, creating over 24,000 jobs in WA.

Send a message about real action on climate change, vote Green.

Jesse Hutchinson.

 

Name: Laetisia Mulder

Party: Australian Christians Party

Top 3 issues in Fremantle electorate

1.Road connectivity

2.Education spending

3.Border Security and Refugees

In no more than 100 words, why should locals vote for you?

I am passionate about education and the right for all students to feel safe at school.

Respect and a positive culture should be developed across the board.

Parents should have the right to choose a school that best supports the traditions and values taught at home.

I also support small businesses and farmers.

We need to work together to provide adequate services so physical, mental health and social worker support treatment improves.

I believe that religious freedom should be broadened rather than restricted and will continue to be a positive voice for values.

Laetisia Mulder.