People gathered outside the Frankston Arts Centre tonight. Premier Daniel Andrews and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy met in the only public debate of the 2018 State Election campaign. Frankston is a key marginal seat and the second most tightly-held electorate in Victoria.
Community groups were well represented. Save Westernport, Act On Climate Vic, Environment Victoria and Friends of the Earth were all in attendance. Many groups displayed banners to attract the attention of national media and political parties to environmental issues such as the proposed AGL gas terminal at Crib Point.
There are widely held concerns that the environment has not been made a priority during the State Election with Labor and the Liberal Party failing to deliver specific environmental policies for Victoria. Voters are encouraged to consider the environment when casting their vote on Saturday.
See our 2018 Election Guide for more information (and updates) about candidate and party positions on environment-related issues.