FIVE candidates who have announced they will contest the seat of Hastings in the 26 November state election have been invited to publicly give their views on health, education, climate change and the environment.
A public forum is being held in Hastings Hall on Thursday 10 November – the last day for nominations of registered political party candidates and the day before independents must register.
Invited to the forum so far are Briony Hutton, Liberal; Paul Mercurio, Labor; Paul Saunders, Greens; Robert Whitehill, independent; and Tyson Jack, Animal Justice Party.
“It’s vital that whoever wins government this election, they prioritise the health of our community and environment. This forum will give each candidate the chance to share how they’ll do that,” Environment Victoria community organiser Victor Komarovsky said.
“If everyone in the Hastings electorate had access to clean, renewable energy, we’d have lower bills, healthier homes and a cleaner environment. We’re calling on all candidates to champion clean energy for all.”
The forum is being organised by Environment Victoria, Save Westernport, Victorian National Parks Association and Voices of Mornington Peninsula. It will be moderated by broadcaster and author Tracee Hutchison.
The Hastings electorate candidates’ forum will be held 7pm-9pm Thursday 10 November at Hastings Hall, Main Street Hastings.
Tickets are free and can be booked at events.humanitix.com/hastings-candidates-forum