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Can­di­dates to front break­fast meet­ing

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

GRAN­ITE Belt res­i­dents will have the op­por­tu­nity to meet face to face with their would-be rep­re­sen­ta­tives at a break­fast meet­ing sched­uled for next week.

Stan­thorpe will host the only meet-the-can­di­dates event so far planned with all six nom­i­nees for the South­ern Downs elec­torate in­vited to at­tend.

Or­gan­ised by the Stan­thorpe and Gran­ite Belt Cham­ber of Com­merce, the event will be held at the Queens­land Col­lege of Wine and Tourism on Mon­day, Novem­ber 20 from 7am.

Cham­ber pres­i­dent Ian Hen­der­son said it’s vi­tal the can­di­dates share their grand plans for the re­gion be­fore peo­ple cast their bal­lot.

“There will be a cou­ple ques­tions we will give them be­fore­hand and then there will be ques­tions from the floor,” Mr Hen­der­son said.

“Be about an hour’s worth of ques­tions, the rest will be break­fast and should all be done be­fore 8.30am for peo­ple to go back to work.

“We’ve in­vited ev­ery can­di­date and we ex­pect they’ll all be there. I’m cer­tainly hop­ing they’ll all be there.

“We are in­ter­ested in hear­ing from the can­di­dates about what they want to do for busi­ness on the Gran­ite Belt.

“So things that are of par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est to us like wa­ter se­cu­rity, tourism, agri­cul­ture, in­fra­struc­ture... what’s our new state mem­ber go­ing to do for the Gran­ite Belt.”

La­bor can­di­date Joel Richters said the busi­ness break­fast will be an op­por­tu­nity for vot­ers to hear from all the can­di­dates be­fore de­cid­ing.

“The event with the Cham­ber of Com­merce will be re­ally im­por­tant for all the can­di­dates to put for­ward their best foot,” Mr Richters said.

“I think it’s im­por­tant for the com­mu­nity to re­ally have a good grasp of who it is that is go­ing to be rep­re­sent­ing them.

“I think ev­ery­one’s is­sues have merit and value and ev­ery­one needs to be lis­tened to.”

Prior to the break­fast, Mr Richters will have a street stall in the main street pi­azza on Satur­day, Novem­ber 18 from 9am.

Peo­ple want­ing to at­tend the meet-the-can­di­dates event can pur­chase tick­ets at stan­thor­pet­ick­


UP CLOSE: All six can­di­dates for the South­ern Downs elec­torate have been in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in the meet-the-can­di­dates break­fast.

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