Hindmarsh Shire Council’s invitation to all candidates standing in the Mallee Electorate for the forthcoming federal election to participate in an open forum on Monday 15 April 2019 has received a positive response.
Hindmarsh Shire Council Mayor Cr Ron Ismay said that a majority of the candidates have already confirmed their attendance at the event.
The candidates who have confirmed their attendance at the forum are
Independent - Cecilia Moar
Citizens Electoral Council - Christopher Lahy
Independent - Jason Modica
Independent - Ray Kingston
Labor - Carole Hart
Nationals - Dr Anne Webster
Science Party - Leigh Firman
Other candidates for the seat, who have not confirmed their attendance at the time of publication:
Liberal Party - Serge Petrovich
United Australia Party - Rick Millar
“The forum will be independently facilitated by Jessica Grimble, Editor of the Wimmera Mail Times, and each candidate will be allocated a set time to individually address the audience. This will then be followed by an open question and answer session from the floor,” Cr Ismay said.
“This will be an excellent opportunity for the participating candidates to present themselves to their Wimmera Southern Mallee constituents while at the same time it will allow residents to get to know the candidates.”
The forum will commence at 6pm and should conclude by 8pm with a light supper and refreshments available afterwards at the Nhill Memorial Community Centre, 77-79 Nelson Street, Nhill.
“I encourage Wimmera and Southern Mallee residents to attend this forum to hear from the Mallee electorate candidates first hand and to bring along your questions as there will be plenty of time to ask them.”
The election was called this morning by Prime Minister Scott Morrison for Saturday 18th May.