|On the morning of a candidates’ forum in Nhill, it was announced that an eleventh candidate has nominated for the seat of Mallee in the upcoming federal election.
The seat of Mallee, which currently stretches from Horsham in the south to Mildura in the north, and the Victoria/SA border in the west across to as far east as Maryborough, is up for grabs as Andrew Broad chooses not to recontest after his second term.
A wide range of candidates have put their hat in the ring – including a number of independents from across the electorate.
The latest to nominate is the Nicole Rowan for the Greens.
Correction, 17th April - We have listed Allen Ridgeway here as an Independant candidate. He has expressed his intention to nominate, however has not yet received the number of endorsements required by the AEC to formally nominate as a candidate. The deadline for this is Tuesday 23rd April.
- Citizens Electoral Council - Chris Lahy
- Greens - Nicole Rowan
- Independent - Allen Ridgeway
- Independent - Cecila Moar
- Independent - Jason Modica
- Independent - Ray Kingston
- Labor - Carole Hart
- Liberal - Serge Petrovich
- Nationals - Dr Anne Webster
- Science Party - Leigh Firman
- United Australia Party - Rick Millar
Candidates Forum in Hindmarsh
A forum will be held tonight, Monday 15th April, at the Nhill Community Centre. At the time of publication we have confirmation that seven of the candidates will be in attendance.
Jess Grimble will facilitate the forum, which begins at 6pm.
Hindmarsh Shire Council Mayor Ron Ismay encourages residents of the Wimmera and Southern Mallee to attend.
“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,” he said.
Make sure you’re enrolled to vote!
With the election date announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week as Saturday 18th May, it’s important to make sure that you’re enrolled to vote and that your details are up to date.
You have until 8pm this Thursday 18th April to update your details on the electoral roll.
Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said all Australian citizens aged 18 years and over are required by law to enrol and vote upcoming federal election.
You can do all of this at the AEC website – www.aec.gov.au.