Your chance to ask candidates
THE Tweed Daily News will host a public forum with State election candidates for the seat of Lismore on March 17.
Sitting Nationals MP Thomas George, Labor candidate Andrew Moy and Greens candidate Susan Stock have all indicated they will attend the forum to be held in the Tweed Shire Council Chambers Civic Centre auditorium, Murwil- lumbah.
Nominations for people wishing to stand in the March 26 poll close on Thursday.
All registered candidates will be invited to take part.
The forum will be moderated by Tweed Daily News editor Ron Goodman.
Seating will be available for several hundred members of the public and entry will be free.
Readers of the Tweed Daily News are invited to submit questions to be put to the candidates at the public event.
Questions should relate to State Government policy areas that affect the Lismore electorate, which covers parts of Tweed, including the town of Murwillumbah.
To make sure the candidates can answer your concerns, email your questions to email@example.com or post them attention to the editor to PO Box 6336 Tweed Heads Sth 2486.
Please include your name and contact details with your questions.
Some questions will also be taken from attendees at the public forum.
Mr Goodman said the forum would be a great opportunity for everyday voters to hear what candidates had to say on the key issues facing the region.
“During election campaigns it can be difficult for candidates to get their messages directly to voters.
“We hope this forum will allow for questions on a broad range of policy areas so voters can hear what each candidate has to offer and
directly compare where each candidate stands on the big issues.
“I hope we receive a lot of questions from the public so these candidates can answer the real concerns of the people.”
The council chambers are located on Tumbulgum Rd, Murwillumbah.
The candidate forum will begin at 7pm DST.