As an author, small business owner in regional Victoria and resident of Deakin, I’m invested in the market of ideas, the housing market and the business market.

Practically, I care about investing in people and essential services.
Seeking to improve roads, schools, hospitals and employment prospects is a feature of good governance and my political position on essential services is guided by both practicality and compassion. Feeder buses to train stations won’t work for the many parents juggling school and child care drop offs, after hours activities and the basics of shopping to provide for their families. An investment in carparks at the station will make a very real difference to their life. Those in another season of life can still opt for the feeder buses. Choice is something free and democratic societies value.

I believe environmental, economic and social issues must be balanced to ensure people continue to receive essential services. They are all important areas of life. Yet without the long established Australian values of freedom of conscience, association and speech, all other freedoms, including economic prosperity with the services it provides, will vanish.

That’s why as an Independent, I’m committed to be a voice for defending those basic overarching societal freedoms. In the face of waning respectful public discourse, I am also committed to political civility and accountability. I will pursue family centred economic policies that support the dignity to work, its rewards and the security of a home, and I will seek to turn the tide on the early sexualisation of children through easy access to online pornography and radical education programs.

MY POLICIES + HOW TO VOTE

I will support policies that balance Environmental, Economic and Social concerns in a sustainable and logical way to ensure people continue to receive essential services and enjoy core freedoms.

Environment
Transitioning to cleaner energy should be environmentally and economically sustainable. Gas produces less than half the pollution of coal and oil offering a genuine bridge to renewable energy while keeping costs affordable for the most vulnerable.

Overregulated Economy
State overregulation is out of control stifling innovation and opportunity. Planning regulations in Melbourne add over $100K to the cost of a home; Teachers, Child Care and Aged Care Compliance Reporting is draining providers and budgets. One report notes red tape is costing workers, families and businesses up to $176 billion every year.

Immigration
Immigration impacts everything from housing, infrastructure, water, energy, employment, food supply and the political landscape. Therefore, core immigration policy should seek to provide advantages for both host nation and immigrants.

How to Vote
Election Day is Saturday 18th May 2019 - make sure you're enrolled to vote in your electorate! To vote for Vickie Janson, follow this how-to-vote card when filling out the green House of Representatives ballot paper.