Vying for the seat of Murchison in the Legislative Council Elections, candidates Ruth Forrest and Daryl Quilliam met to discuss their priorities at a forum last week.
Held at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre last Wednesday (April 26), the candidates forum provided an opportunity for locals to make their voices heard.
Organised by Smithton Lions Club, the forum was supervised by independent chair Tom Glynn.
Candidates were given five minutes for an opening and closing address before answering set questions, which touched on upgrades to the Bass Highway, the future of the Tarkine, the reopening of recreational tracks in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, water sources and irrigation, and forestry and agriculture.
Candidates then had the opportunity to hear about the issues that locals are most concerned about.
Politics. Next week’s Legislative Council Election will determine if the previously safe seat of Murchison will go to Independent MLC Ruth Forrest or new contender, Daryl Quilliam. The Chronicle asks the candidates about the issues that matter to them.