The influential Vote Climate candidate analysis has been released for the Melbourne by-election. Put together by local community groups, Vote Climate ranks and analyses the global warming policies of candidates via a questionnaire and independent research.
“Our aim is to sort the wheat from the chaff and provide the voting public with information”, Pablo Brait, Yarra Climate Action Now Convener and Vote Climate volunteer said. “As the climate crisis is the most important issue Victorians face, we encourage all voters to choose their preferences based on climate policy”.
The top rated candidate is independent Adrian Whitehead, who is running on a climate action platform. Second best candidate is Cathy Oke from the Greens.
“Our scorecard will now be letterboxed across thousands of homes in the seat of Melbourne, and our website is available for everyone to look at.” Mr Brait said.
“Ted Baillieu’s Government is ignoring the climate crisis and pushing for huge increases in coal and gas mining across the state. His Government has destroyed jobs in the wind and solar energy industries. We urge voters to send him a message by voting for the candidates most committed to climate action”, Mr Brait concluded.
For further comment contact Pablo Brait 0421 011 182
More information and analysis of all candidates here