STATE ELECTION 2022 - VICTORIA
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LARDNER, Kate

Independent


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Last assessment: 2022-10-10 03:42:41

Kate Lardner is the Green light community independent standing in Mornington. She is an excellent first choice for action on climate and integrity in politics. Her support from Climate 200 indicates her potential to play a positive role in holding the government to account from the cross bench if the good people of Mornington elect her to the Victorian parliament.

Kate’s website

Hi, I’m Kate Lardner

Your independent candidate for Mornington.

I’ve spent my entire life here on the Mornington Peninsula – and I’ve lived and breathed this community that we’re all a part of. I was born here, attended school in Mt Eliza, became a practising doctor at a local hospital and, recently, began to raise my family here. 

While I love the Mornington community, I also know the challenges that we face. Our health care system is in a crisis – from staffing levels to mental health care, to the accessibility of our increasingly expensive health system.

Integrity in politics is at an all time low, with representatives from both major parties answering to their leadership and donors instead of their communities. 

We face a climate crisis that neither major party can seem to grapple with, and we need community voices pushing for action.

I know our community – and I know that we need community representation now more than ever. My policies will all be shaped by community, with consultation before every major vote and throughout my term as your state MP. 

Let’s get one of us in Parliament. Together.

Climate

Let’s take climate action that benefits the community.

Climate change is the biggest global health threat of our time – but for Australians, climate action is also one of our greatest economic opportunities.

I worked in an emergency department during the 2016 thunderstorm asthma epidemic and I’ve seen how dangerous extreme weather events can be. We have to act on climate change now to reduce the frequency and severity of bushfires like we saw in 2019-2020.

In the long term climate change also threatens the Mornington coastline that we love.

The good news is that the right kind of climate action can create huge savings for people who are struggling with rising fuel prices and the cost of living. Modelling has shown that helping households switch from fossil fuel based energy to renewable energy now can save them an average of over $5000 per year in energy bills by 2030. It makes a lot of sense when you consider that the cost of solar panels and electric vehicles has fallen significantly in recent years, while battery and storage technology continues to improve.

What governments need to do now is create the right policies and plans and facilitate loans to support people to make the switch.

As your representative in Victorian Parliament I will advocate for: