2BOB Meet the Candidates

2BOB Meets the Candidates

hfriedlander, 3rd May 2019

2BOB's Meet the Candidates for the Federal seat of Lyne was held in Taree's (NSW) Uniting Church Auditorium on Wednesday, 24 April.

Candidates each had four minutes to introduce themselves, and then 90 seconds to answer each of the five set questions in rotating order. Questions were then taken from the floor, with a one minute wrap up/summary following.

R-L Paul Kiggins, Kevin Carter, Dr. David Gillespie Nationals, Ryan Goldspring, Ed Caruana, Jeremy Miller, Phil Costa, Garry Bourke, Stuart Watson

2BOB recorded the evening, scheduled for broadcast on Thursday, 2 May and again on 9 May, with candidates' responses to the five set questions broadcast at 1.30pm daily in the week leading up to the election.

The five set question topics were: Climate Change; Local Employment; Education; Preventative Health and the NDIS; Future Legislation in the next Parliament in relation to First Nations parliamentary advisory body and a Commonwealth Integrity Commission.

Ballot for order of speakers was conducted at the beginning.

The CBAA is working hard to build greater support for the community radio sector and translate this support into better policy settings to allow the community broadcasting sector to thrive. Find out more about our 2019 Federal Election Campaign and how your station can get involved.


Pictures by Emma Siossian (ABC). Picture (right) shows right to left: Paul Kiggins timekeeper; Kevin Carter moderator; Dr. David Gillespie sitting Nationals local member; Ryan Goldspring for Fraser Anning's National Conservative Party; Ed Caruana - Australian Workers Party; Jeremy Miller - Independent; Phil Costa Australian Labor Party; Garry Bourke (Palmers) United Australia Party; Stuart Watson - Greens; empty chairs - Dean McCrae - Liberal Democrats; Catherine Zhao - Christian Democratic Party.

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