Ray Goodlass – The Greens
I’m standing to give Murray electorate voters the opportunity to vote Green.
I have been a Riverina resident since 1979, employed as Senior Lecturer in Drama at the Wagga Wagga campus of Charles Sturt University until retiring in 2006.
A long-term member of the Greens NSW I have been Secretary of the Riverina Greens since its inception, a Wagga Wagga City Councillor, and its Deputy Mayor.
I strongly support ecological sustainability and a healthy river system, on which we and our environment depend.
Accordingly, I am campaigning for water security for the environment, agriculture and urban communities, and for proper oversight of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan through the Greens plan to establish a Sustainable Water Institute, which has been fully costed.
I’m also an advocate for the equitable provision of public services including health, education and public transport for regional NSW.
The Liberal/National Coalition government has long neglected the needs of regional NSW and it is high time our regional residents and their communities were provided with a level of services matching those of their metropolitan counterparts, with additional provisions to compensate for the tyranny of distance.
I also support NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, which is presently before the NSW Parliament, and marriage equality.
I also want to see transparent and accountable government decision making, and a total ban on political donations from corporations.
I am also campaigning for an end to corruption by strengthening the ICAC.