Ray Good­lass – The Greens

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - OUT & ABOUT -

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.

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