To magnify our voice, we’re asking every VFF member to commit some of their time between now and election day, Saturday 24 November.
How can you help?
- Attend VFF’s Candidate Debates in your electorate
- Familiarise yourself with the VFF election asks.
- Highlight a few issues that you care about or are important in your area.
- Identify all the candidates running in your electorate.
- Create an opportunity to engage with each candidate – chat to them at footy, pub or in the post office queue; send them an email or letter; give them a call; or invite them to a VFF local meeting to share their views and to listen to yours.
- Spread the word by writing to the local newspaper and rural press, or by calling the local radio station.
- Engage in social media if you are active on Twitter and Facebook.
- Election Brochure – Download our election brochure ‘Delivering for Agriculture’ to gain an overview of our election asks
- Election Poster – This poster can be printed A3 (preferable) or A4. Write in your message to the candidates, then take a photo of yourself with the poster and share on social media.
- ‘How to ask a good question at a candidate debate’ guide – This guide will help you get the most informative answers from candidates at the upcoming candidate debates
- Map of Victorian electorates & current members – Download this map to find all of the current members of the Victorian Parliament by electorate or region
- List of 2018 candidates by electorate and party – Download this list to learn about all of the candidates in your electorates and use their contact details to get in touch to discuss the issues important to your region
- Letter to candidates – VFF President David Jochinke has written to all candidates, informing them of the VFF’s election asks and putting them on notice
Challenging your rates notice
- VFF member guide – challenging your rates – VFF has been contacted by members around the state concerned about excessive increases in their council rates. Members concerned about their property valuations are encouraged to formally object to their rates notices. VFF has prepared this document to provide background and a guide on how to go about lodging an objection with your council.