Ben Schultz candidate for Canal Ward City of Port Phillip
I am a proud Elwood resident and have chosen to stand with the Animal Justice Party in the Port Phillip council elections to raise awareness of animal welfare issues in the community. I have longed to serve the community and influence decisions to create a better future for the underrepresented and the environment.
I have run medium sized businesses for over ten years in Queensland and the UK, and have served many years as a volunteer member of committees representing the youth tourism market and the stakeholders in entertainment precincts. My interest in animal welfare brought about a change in career from operating tourism and hospitality enterprises to business development for a plant-based foods distributor.
As councillor, I will work to develop initiatives that will establish a plastic-free community to reduce the pollution that enters the waterways, support wildlife protection and rescue initiatives and ensure that the registration fees for companion animals contribute to higher rates of desexing and lowered kill rates. I also intend to address discrimination against renters with companion animals, improve mental health and domestic violence prevention services, and promote healthy eating programs in schools and the community.
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