With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.
Here are the responses from Ross Honniball
– Sustainable Australia Party
What is your policy on Cannabis?
Treat personal drug use (and abuse) as primarily a health issue and so generally decriminalise personal drug use, while also providing needed support to users via well-funded rehabilitation programs.” In short therefore, yes, we support the decriminalisation of cannabis.
Do you support building on floodplains?
We are campaigning to protect our environment, stop overdevelopment and stop corrupt. Part of this is that we should permanently ban new residential development or infill in flood-prone areas.
How would you address the issue of legacy floodplain approvals
(developments that have been approved but not yet built, that are on floodplains)?
This is a complicated issue, but part of the resolution we would be to implement a program of buybacks and/or land swaps.
Do you consider that the current NSW government’s Short Term Rental Accommodation laws (STRA) has contributed to the current housing crisis and would you advocate for local councils to regain control over STRA?
Yes. Sustainable Australia Party believes in returning real planning power back to the local Council and community and this means that local governments and owners corporations should be given more rights to impose restrictions on short-stay accommodation. Housing is a fundamental need and human right.
What is your position on Domestic Violence?
Our Law & Order Policy calls for Government to better prevent and respond to domestic violence through increased funding for early intervention and education programs, frontline services, emergency accommodation and legal services.
How are you funding/paying for your campaign?
We are an independent community movement funded by small donations provided by our members and supporters.
How will you suggest to your supporter to preference on their ballot papers?
As an independent community movement, after you Vote 1 for Sustainable Australia Party, we ask that you decide where to direct your own preferences.
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