Who’s Who in the Whipstick Zoo?

Hello all. I’ve decided to do a “who’s who” post about my fellow campaigners in the Whipstick Ward. Why? If I am fortunate enough to be elected, I will be working with 2 of these people: it’s important for me to know their priorities and modus operandi. I have caught up with a number of them and I think we have a very strong group of candidates.

Of course, there are many differences between these candidates, and in the way they campaign. However, there is a large difference between 2 types of candidates. The first group puts out actual ideas that they want to implement. The second group simply alerts their audience to issues or problems and leaves it at that.


These details are gleaned from publicly available sources like Facebook profiles and pages, websites, and news media articles. In no way does it attempt to give a comprehensive and detailed view of their priorities – you will need to go looking yourself for those. They are listed in alphabetical order at the time of publishing, and then extras will be added to the bottom as they put their hand up.

(NB – I did not include “APH Researcher” in this list as there is almost no info available)

Name: Michelle Goldsmith
Byline: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice
Key Priorities: Health care; Infrastructure; Investment and job creation
Party endorsed: Greens
Whipstick resident: Yes
Run before: Yes (Whipstick Ward)
Day job: Registered general and mental health nurse
Facebook Page
Catch up with Dave: Yes

Name: Andrea Metcalf
Byline:
Strong Representation
Key Priorities: Community engagement; Supporting local businesses; Waste management.
Party endorsed: No
Whipstick resident: Yes
Run before: Yes (Current councillor)
Day job: Unknown
Facebook Page: NA
Catch up with Dave: Yes

Name: Pauline Murtagh
Byline:
Proud of Bendigo and the people who live here.
Key Priorities:
Community engagement; Sporting and recreational facilities; Dog parks.
Party endorsed:
No
Whipstick resident:
Yes
Run before:
No
Day job:
Community engagement
Facebook Page
Catch up with Dave:
Yes

Name: Jan Pagliaro
Byline:
NA
Key Priorities: Investment and job creation; Roads and footpaths; Bendigo Showgrounds
Party endorsed: No
Whipstick resident: Yes
Run before: Yes (Lockwood Ward)
Day job: Aged home-based care officer
Facebook Page
Catch up with Dave: No

Name: Malcolm Pethybridge
Byline:
More safer roads and footpaths
Key Priorities: Industrial land; Job creation; Bendigo Showgrounds
Party endorsed: No
Whipstick resident: No
Run before: Yes (Current councillor)
Day job: Retired
Facebook Page
Catch up with Dave: Yes

Name: Thomas Prince
Byline:
NA
Key Priorities: Waste management; Coles carpark; Hargreaves Mall
Party endorsed: No
Whipstick resident: Yes
Run before: Yes (Whipstick Ward)
Day job: Food delivery driver
Facebook Page
Catch up with Dave: Yes

Name: James Rouel
Byline:
A Fair, Equal, Strong Bendigo for all
Key Priorities: Covid-19 recovery; Major events; Empower the disadvantaged
Party endorsed: No
Whipstick resident: Yes
Run before: No
Day job: Manager, Bendigo Tennis Association
Facebook Page
Catch up with Dave: No

Name: Julie Sloan
Byline:
Kindness, Equality, Rationality, Non-Violence.
Key Priorities: Animal friendly policies; Waste management; Protecting Bendigo’s bats
Party endorsed: Animal Justice Party
Whipstick resident: Yes
Run before: No
Day job: Unknown
Facebook Page
Catch up with Dave: No

Name: Kathryn Stanislawski
Byline:
Working for Whipstick
Key Priorities: Extend the Bendigo vibe; Engage and Deliver; Sustainability
Party endorsed: No
Whipstick resident: Yes
Run before: No
Day job: Project manager
Facebook Page
Catch up with Dave: Yes

Name: Luke Martin
Byline:
NA
Key Priorities: Employment; Community groups; Heritage preservation
Party endorsed: NA
Whipstick resident: Yes
Run before: No
Day job: Secretary, Bendigo Trades Hall Council
Facebook Page
Catch up with Dave: No

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