RAYMOND HOSER - INDEPENDENT FOR FRANKSTON EAST
Common sense and integrity in government.
No rorts for party hacks and "mates".
Listen to his constituents and try to give them what they seek ...
Within the above framework specific policy directions include:-
Retain common sense policies of whatever major party is in government.
Put an immediate brake on the bulldozing through of outlandish legislation, such as that which has characterised the last 7 years of coalition government and the Labor regime before it.
Taxes: - A reduction in the tax burden for the average worker and small business. This will be done by ending the social welfare for the mega-rich (e.g. the 70 million dollar Kennett tax break for Crown Casino).
The Aged: Labor trashed the aged in the late 1980's. Kennett made things worse. This is a national scandal. People who have paid taxes for up to fifty years - many of whom fought for our country should not be discarded by the government. I seek to restore the most basic of human services for them - many of which have been unceremoniously axed. Furthermore I seek the re-introduction of policies that will allow the elderly to live in their own homes as long as possible so that they are not forced into nursing homes against their will.
Health: A restoration of Frankston hostpital and other services to a standard the befits a first world - not third world country. I agree with the ALP Policy of a Royal Commission into Intergraph and the issuing of the contracts for it - noting that the matter was originally raised in one of my corruption books, and has since been publicized by outfits such as the Age newspaper. I will make sure that both the ALP and Coalition keep their promises made during the by-election campaign to extend wards at Frankston Hospital.
Gaming: - A public inquiry into the issuing of gaming machine licences to date and the regulatory authorities and the industry in future with the recommendations binding on the government.
Democracy: - In line with the three elected independents, I will seek proportional representation for the upper house. If the government refuses to do this, then in line with the three independents, I will seek to have the rubber-stamp upper house abolished in order to save taxpayers the $30+ million a year it costs to maintain.
CAPIL Scheme: - 26956 of these "Capital Indexed Loans" were sold by Liberal and Labor State Governments over the period 1984-1996. It is clear that the low-income borrowers were being duped and misrepresented to by the government and it's agents. I promise to do all in my power to bring just and fair compensation to all those who have suffered losses and financial disadvantage as a result of this and any other similar schemes. This compensation must also include money for opportunities lost by the victims by virtue of the delays by the governments in settling the matter (i.e. a $10,000 payout from ten years ago, could have been invested to yield $50,000 since). I further promise to take all available legal actions against any lawyers who acted improperly over the matter.
Education: More money for all schools, government and private, and more teachers. This will be funded by a reduction in the underworked and overpaid bureaucracy in the Department of Education bureaucracy in the city of Melbourne.
Accountability: Overhaul Freedom of Information (FoI) laws to make government accountable - Labor and Liberal governments have both tightened FoI laws to make them unworkable and conducive to corruption.
Child-care: Restore the subsidies to make it affordable for average working families. It is no longer affordable for many families - this is a legacy of the Kennett government, which preferred to spend our taxes supporting Lloyd Williams and Ron Walker than the average Frankston taxpayer.
Roads: No tolls on roads. We pay too many petrol taxes already!
Environment: A rewrite of most environmental and wildlife laws which are presently unworkable. (Refer to the end of Smuggled (1) for details. Immediate captive breeding programs for all endangered species and tax incentives for those who do this. Refer to the end of Smuggled - 2 for details.
Media Ownership: More diversity in ownership - the censorship of the truth must end.
The Bureaucracy: End Labor's policy of giving their favored bureaucrats "golden parachutes", whereby they write their own termination contracts and pay themselves millions. The policy started under the Cain/Kirner governments and Kennett has continued it.
Law and Order: A complete overhaul of the current system, including:
Laws to enforced equally to all members of the community. E.g. all Speedsters, get the same penalties. No letting people like Kennett off when doing 143 in 100 zones while others get fined or go to jail for the same.
Laws to be written in plain english so that a citizen does not need to employ a QC to work out if what they are doing is legal.
Cut Police corruption by making them externally accountable (unlike the situation now where we have Police investigating Police)
Tape all court proceedings (this does not happen at present)
Sack corrupt and inept judges and magistrates and make them externally accountable and removable from their posts.
Legal representation should be mandatory and publicly funded for all who face charges.
The government and/or it's employees should pay damages for malicious prosecutions that fail.
The judicial system should no longer be an adversary system which is outcome orientated, but rather it should be truth orientated like in European nations (not the UK).
An open public inquiry into Police and Government corruption.
No more private prisons and the immediate cancellation (by legislation) of all existing private prison contracts.
Drugs: End the street drugs trade being openly controlled by corrupt Police and their agents ... refer to the book Victoria Police Corruption for details.
Transport: Stop using speed cameras as a revenue raising device (on open roads). For Road safety, I will try to have the remaining accident blackspots fixed by local and State governments. Also we need a Royal Commission or similar into the corrupt tendering processes at Vicroads (refer to Victoria Police Corruption -2 Chapters 2-5).
Taxis: This industry is dysfunctoinal. Drivers and getting robbed and bashed and even killed and yet Kennett effectively did nothing to protect them. In seven years he refused to meet the taxi drivers body a single time. When Peter Spyker was the minister in the Cainh/Kirner government, he too refused to meet the taxi drivers and we only got access to him by tricking him into another meeting. He did nothing anyway. The deaths of Peter Coe and other drivers rests squarely on their shoulders. The public is also being ripped off with a substandard service. Furthermore Taxi Directorate heads Terry O'Keefe and David Robby should face the criminal charges and jail as recommended by several independent reports. (Refer to Victoria Police Corruption - 2 chapters 2-5 for details).
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