Nominations for the V4M independent candidate, are now closed and the deliberative forum will open via Zoom at 2pm on Saturday 29th January. Zoom links and candidate details will be emailed to all members of V4M. Go to the Join page to become a V4M member, only members are eligible to vote for the V4M candidate. Voting will open during the forum and close on the following Monday at 5pm.
Are you our candidate?
Voices for Monash (V4M) is calling for people to put their hands up if they think they have what it takes to be a good independent candidate for the Federal electorate of Monash.
V4M itself is not a political party.
V4M has been formed by community members to find an independent candidate who will actively represent and be loyal to the communities of the Monash electorate. With 30+ Voices movements all over Australia, a winning independent representative will add numbers to the cross bench.
The independent candidate will be identified from the potential candidates through a community-based deliberative process. We are growing the awareness of Monash's Voices movement through community networks and kitchen table conversations as we wait for the announcement of the Federal election timeline. This may be as soon as March or as late as May 2022.
V4M will announce its candidate in January 2022.
V4M will promote the identified candidate to commence their campaign. If the candidate is successful and becomes an MP they will honour the commitment to represent the Monash electorate.
Key requirements for potential candidates:
A commitment to the Principles of V4M
Living and/or working within the electorate of Monash
Not a member of a political party; meets eligibility requirements for MPs
Assents to a reasonable probity check
Has a Monash electorate community profile, and is active in the community
Committed to inclusive representation of Monash communities
Committed to climate action and a just transition to a sustainable future
If you would like to find out more, send an email to Lynn Atkinson firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details.
Lynn will call you to have a confidential chat, further explain the process and answer your questions.
All enquiries will be confidential.