Unendorsed – ACKERMAN, Fred
Independents are not bound by party rules. Since they are free to vote on the merits of a cause they have the potential to make a real contribution to climate action. We are individually assessing them all. If you have any information which will help us in this task please contact us using the contact form. Once assessed Independent candidates will fall into one of these three categories: GREEN: Any independent candidate with a green light has been assessed as absolutely committed to real action on climate. We will advise to number them first on your ballot paper before the orange or red candidates. ORANGE: Any independent candidate with an orange light has been assessed as having some commitment to action on climate but with some question marks. If they are an incumbent for instance, their voting record on climate action may have been mixed. Single issue independents may be assessed as orange because they run the risk putting their single issue ahead of climate for pragmatic reasons. We will advise to number them before the red candidates and after the green candidates. RED: We have identified red light Red light independents as a dangerous choice if Australians want real action on the climate emergency.They may be former members of a red light party. They may have ignored our efforts to assess them. They may have nominated so late in the process that effective assessment was impossible. We will advise to number these candidates last on your ballot paper.
The Liberal National Party Coalition
The Liberal National Party Coalition is comprised of The Liberal Party of Australia and the National Party. Members of political parties invariably vote on party lines whatever their personal opinion may be on a particular parliamentary decision. All Liberal National Party Coalition candidates are a dangerous prospect considering the urgent need for national leadership on the climate emergency. Number them last on your ballot paper after the green or orange candidates.