The Newcastle Institute will again partner with other organisations to present two more of our well regarded Candidates’ forums which aim to give a broader insight into the policies, priorities and ideas of the various candidates for the by-elections coming up on October 25th.
The Charlestown By-Election Event will be on Wednesday 15th of October at the Charlestown Bowling Club.
The Newcastle Event will be at Souths Leagues Club on October 16th.
Both events will open to the public at 5pm to commence at 5.30, to finish at 7pm.
The events are being hosted by the Newcastle Institute, The Hunter Business Chamber, and The Newcastle Herald and we’re happy to announce that there will also be live streaming of the event via the Herald website.
The events will be hosted by Newcastle Institute Patron, Dr Bernie Curran, as Master of Ceremonies.
Each candidate will be invited to present a short ‘policy speech’ or ‘pitch’ in favour of their election, and then each candidate will have an individualised ‘interview’.
There will then be a chance for a final ‘summing up’ by the candidates, whose order of call will be randomised by a draw on the night.
The Public are invited to participate by submitting questions through the Herald and Newcastle Institute websites.
Questions will be considered by an advisory panel prior to the events. The panel will select or formulate questions to be put to each candidate individually. These questions will be given to the interviewer on the night.
To see questions which have already been submitted, click the word ‘comments’ at the base of this post.