Rachel Payne for Moreland – South Ward

“Are your politicians really representing your best interests?”

As a proud Brunswick local, I have so much to give to my community – I would relish the opportunity to represent the people and the community that I love being part of. I am passionate about progressive social change, kindness and common-sense in politics. I’m Rachel Payne and I’m running in the Moreland City Council election.

My focus for Moreland will be on evidence-based, forward-thinking policies and working with all in council to achieve outcomes that enhance our community. All too often party politics takes precedence over getting things done and working together as a collective.

Moreland is an amazing place rich in diversity, culture, intergenerational connections, natural environments and local businesses, all of which should be celebrated and supported by the council for the community.

I will bring a considered and thoughtful approach to issues affecting Moreland and will advocate for:

  • Tackling the climate emergency by ensuring council is proactive in this space.
  • Inclusive community initiatives and resources to ensure all in the community are supported and connected.
  • Revitalising small business opportunities and the local community connection, particularly for the Sydney Road precinct.
  • Providing innovative solutions to supporting the arts and entertainment communities.
  • A targeted approach to gender equity issues and safety within our community, particularly for women.
  • Transparency of government and accountability of council and councillors.
  • Modern, forward-thinking council initiatives that support wellness within the community such as a northern medicinal cannabis dispensary.

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The Reason Party stands for forward-thinking, evidence-based and inclusive change for Australia. We represent reasonable people who want real change for the better.
The current major parties are in constant political gridlock, but Reason is here to break down those barriers and implement solutions to important community issues, that matter to you.
That’s just a few reasons to – vote Reason.

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