Dr Nadeem Malik
Lower House Seat of Mulgrave Electorate
Dr Nadeem Malik is an Academic and Social Scientist with the University of Melbourne.He has volunteered his time in Pakistan by helping with the human rights, women’s and cultural rights movement, and has worked for the restoration of democracy since the mid-1980s. In Australia he has contributed to several non-government organisations in their fundraising campaigns and has been part of many political and policy debates.
Dr Nadeem Malik, 57 years old, was born in Pakistan and migrated to Australia in 2003. He is married and has one daughter.
Dr Malik says, “Given Victoria’s urban sprawl – a planning error people have long lamented – more roads will need to be built. However, more roads lead to more significant traffic jams if alternative forms of transport are also not developed. The future of urban transport involves a decline in one-driver private cars.”
“Motor vehicles are also the primary source of urban air pollution. Their emissions contribute to overall air quality. More investment in the public transport system, therefore, is essential for overall improvement in the urban environment.”
“These are some of the prime concerns of Transport Matters that are close to my heart, and that is the reason I joined the party,” he continued.
Dr Malik says that traffic and transport are also prime issues in his electorate of Mulgrave.
“Other issues that need to be addressed are services and amenities, sporting and recreation, Community Connection (social capital development), festivals, and events, old aged and disadvantaged groups,” says Dr Malik.
His sporting interests include hockey, cricket and football. He also has a love of the music and painting.
Dr Nadeem Malik has been endorsed by the Transport Matters Party as its candidate for the Lower House Seat of Mulgrave Electorate.