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Candidates questioned on women's agenda at Illawarra forum

On hospitals and health: Greens candidates for Wollongong, Cath Blakey, and Keira, Kit Docker, pledged to implement nurse to patient ratios, including for midwives, as well as a 15 per cent pay rise.

On housing: "Governments at a state and local level could aim higher, citing her push to increase the city's housing targets to see a 30 per cent affordable housing target in new developments."
"Housing should be for people, not for profit."
Cr Cath Blakey, Greens candidate for Wollongong.


Another questioner raised the issue of family law courts and the separation of women and children. All candidates agreed more needed to be done in this area, particularly in including the issue of domestic violence and consent in education – Story by Connor Pearce at the Illawarra Mercury, 2 March 2023.