Dan Tehan, Liberals: We produce a quarter of the nation’s milk in our region ... we need to make sure we get better access to overseas markets.
Michael Barling, Labor: Farmers are talking about a rural bank where we give assisted credit to young farmers starting off in the industry.
Tim Emanuelle, Greens: We want to see a national interest test implemented for any foreign ownership of Australian farmland.
Dan Tehan, Liberals: We think we have seen our workplace relations system lurch to the left where it is fully controlled by the union movement.
Tim Emanuelle, Greens: The Greens will oppose any move to go back to something like WorkChoices.
HEALTHCARE AND PETER’S PROJECT
Dan Tehan, Liberals: If we can win on September 7 we will see $10 million go to an integrated cancer care centre here in Warrnambool.
Michael Barling, Labor: What you can rely on is my commitment to Peter’s Project. My commitment is rock solid.
Tim Emanuelle, Greens: We’ve already achieved the first steps of getting a Medicare dental scheme.
Chris Johnson, Sex Party:
Marijuana should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue.
Dan Tehan, Liberals: Roads are the lifeblood of our economy here. We do need a contribution from the federal government.
Michael Barling, Labor: I think there’s a terrific comparison to have between roads in Corangamite and the roads in Wannon. Marginal seats get money.
Tim Emanuelle, Greens: The state of our roads really goes to the problem of the major parties, which is short-term vision. Get it right the first time so you don’t keep filling pot holes.
Therese Corbett, Australian Christians: Pain can be relieved. There should be more support for palliative care.
Chris Johnson, Sex Party: We think it’s a human right to decide how you end your life.
Tim Emanuelle, Greens: We’re talking about chronic terrible situations people find themselves in. It’s not the right of doctors or family members. It’s something for people to decide themselves.
Dan Tehan, Liberals: In 2007 we had a situation where there were no children in detention in Australia and only four adults. Since then we’ve seen 50,000 people come since Kevin Rudd relaxed our border protection laws.
Michael Barling, Labor: My hope is that the PNG situation will be a circuit-breaker to a situation where we have people who are getting on boats.
Tim Emanuelle, Greens: Policies of deterrence are simply not going to work if people are genuine refugees.
Therese Corbett, Australian Christians: A lot of them are not real refugees, they are queue-jumpers.
Chris Johnson, Sex Party: It is a complex issue and it’s not going to be solved in sound bites. We don’t have an explicit policy on refugees
Dan Tehan, Liberals: I’ve had very decent people look at me and say they are getting sick because of wind farms. I think we need to have a scientific review.
Tim Emanuelle, Greens: We want to see a lot more renewable energy investment in Portland. It’s now cheaper to invest in wind than it is in gas or coal-fired power stations.
Michael Barling, Labor: If an Abbott government is elected 9200 families in Wannon will miss out on the school kids’ bonus.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN WANNON?
Therese Corbett, Australian Christians: Four years.
Michael Barling, Labor: All my life, apart from a stint in the army.
Tim Emanuelle, Greens: About 21 years, apart from time at university.
Chris Johnson, Sex Party: Never — lives in Melbourne, but visited family and friends here.
Dan Tehan, Liberals: Four years.