The Victorian public sector is not the easiest place to work.
But one great benefit is the opportunity, every four years, to choose your own employer.
Your union is helping make that decision process simpler.
We're interviewing your prospective employers.
Because when you're choosing your employer, you should be well informed.
We wrote a letter to the major parties to ask why you should hire them as your employer.
This is what we asked!
As replies are received they will be posted here
The National Party
The Labor Party
The Liberal Party
The Palmer United Party
View Response [Updated 24 Nov]
Thanks for the email. I have not seen a list of the questions you mention that you have forwarded, so I have provided some information with regards to our party and what we are looking to achieve at this election.
James McDonald | PALMER UNITED PARTY
Editors note: The letter was sent to PUP at the same time as the other parties and CPSU received an acknowledgement email from PUP at the time, which was published on this site prior to receiving this reply.
Every election we spin the wheel on our future. No matter who gets in, we always seem to end up with the same problems. The Palmer United Party aim to fix this and we have endorsed candidates in all eight regions for the Legislative Council. This means that no matter where you live, you will be able to Vote 1 for Palmer United and do what is right for Victoria.
The Party holds the balance of power in the Australian Senate and we have delivered on billions of dollars of savings for Australians and provided common sense solutions to issues that the major parties have not been able to provide.
Our Federal team have abolished the carbon tax and mandated that all electricity savings be passed on to consumers. This has resulted in a 10% reduction of the cost of electricity. We have also abolished the mining tax and ensured that a raft of measures that were attached to this bill were not voted through. We saved the School Kids Bonus, low income super contribution, the Clean Energy Finance Authority & Climate Change Authority. We also saved the sale of Grain Corp, and introduced a member’s bill to provide assistance to communities and businesses in times of drought. We also oppose the Co-payment and deregulation of university fees.
Our track record speaks for itself and only Palmer United will grow Victoria’s economy, bring back integrity to government, support local regions, actually provide strong economic leadership and promote healthy business confidence to create jobs, jobs and more jobs.
Victoria needs common-sense policies. Governments of all political persuasion need to be accountable to the people. We are here to listen and represent the citizens and do what is right. Palmer United will keep the Victorian government focused on making your family’s future brighter. If we want good government, we need to send a message to the politicians that you and your family matter.
It’s not the Liberal way, or the Labor way, but the right way that really matters. We commit to doing what is right, to listen to the people, and find a common sense solution that help Victoria achieve our full potential.
So this election, you have a choice. No matter who you vote for in the lower house, make sure you vote 1 for Palmer United in the Legislative Council and make a difference for Victoria.
PALMER UNITED PARTY
“We’re Fair Dinkum”
Tel: (07) 3233 0888
Fax: (07) 3036 6666
The Sex Party
Thank you for sending through your very considered questions.
As the Sex Party is a minor party, we will not be in a position to form government (nor is it our intention to at this stage). I believe that your questions are best answered by the two major parties, one of whom will form government.
The majority of our policies concern civil liberties, and as such, we do not have a workplace relations policy that extends beyond sex work. We are passionate about enabling workers rights to sex workers just like every other industry. For a full list of our policies you can visit: http://www.sexparty.org.au/policies/victorian-policy.html
We wish you well for your campaign.
AUSTRALIAN SEX PARTY
PO Box 1131, CARLTON VIC 3053
+61 3 9347 2332 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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