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Candidate questionaire – call for questions

By johnboy 18 August 2008 62

[First filed: July 31, 2008 @ 09:42]

Every election we get you, the readers, to nominate questions they’d like to ask candidates in the upcoming poll.

We pick the best 10 and send them to everyone who’s running and a surprising number of them knuckle down and fill them in. The better ones even deviate from the party line from time to time.

So here’s you chance, put down your questions in the comments and we’ll let you know which ones we’ve picked in a week or so.

UPDATE: Last chance to get your questions in.

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Passy 8:41 am 25 Aug 08

I sent this list of questions (slightly edited) to a Tuggeranong Labor Candidate recently, after receiving their flyer making vague commetns about quality health care. Some of them apply to all candidates, some not.


Dear candidate

Which faction, if any, are you in? Which union?

I understand the ACT ALP Conference voted unanimously to support the immediate abolition of the ABCC. What’s your position?

Katy Gallagher has not prevented Primary health from moving 7 doctors from Wanniassa to Philip. I find it almost unbelieveable that the ACT Government could not have pressured Primary health to stay at Wanniassa, eg by threatening punitive action such as increased taxes, taking over their assets, closing down their Phillip lease. What concrete proposals do you have for better access to doctors in Tuggeranong, to stop Primary health at this late stage and to prevent re-occurrences?

Do you support the Liberals in their promise not to close down any more schools and to reduce primamry class sizes to 21. What is your own view about the previous school closures? My kids went to Mt Neighbour and then Kambah High. (They used to be schools in the area.)

Do you support a curfew at Canberra Airport if night flights are spread over Tuggeranong?

What is your position on the data centre and attached energy plant? Do you support the Stanhope Government’s decision to close down the independent review of the health impacts? As an asthmatic I’d be very interested in your answers.

Does Labor have a territory wide transport policy geared towards public transport and what is it? I favour free buses as part of an integrated strategy to reduce car use.

deezagood 8:40 pm 18 Aug 08

How do you plan to address the chronic GP shortage across Canberra?

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