QLD State Election Forums Held in Cairns by Concerned Residents
Cairns, QLD, Australia – (News4us.com) January 29, 2012
Cairns City Forum
In the lead up to State elections on 24 March, a group of concerned residents have organised a series of three, free forums for the general public that will allow them to hear from their candidates with a Q & A to follow.
The series of forums will kick off on Sunday 5th February at 2.30pm at the performance stage in City Place, Cairns.
Forum 1 will focus on the hotly contested seat of Cairns followed by Barron River at 4pm and Mulgrave and Cook at 5.30pm.
Cairns ALP (Kirsten Lesina) and KAP candidates (Darren Hunt) will begin proceedings.
Spokesperson for the group, Angus Gasson explains “We are keen to see public discussion on local issues in the lead up to the State and Local Elections.”
The forums will be mediated by Toastmasters International. Organisers are proud to announce Events NQ as the official sponsor.
Forum participants who are confirmed to present at the forums include Darren Hunt (KAP Cairns), Kirsten Lesina (ALP Cairns), Brendan Fitzgerald (KAP Barron River), Steve Wettenhall (ALP Barron River), Curtis Pitt (ALP Mulgrave), Damian Byrnes (KAP Mulgrave), and Lachlan Bensted (KAP Cook).
Organisers are currently awaiting confirmation from other key candidates including Gavin King (LNP Cairns) and Michael Trout (LNP Barron River).
The forums will comprise a brief presentation from candidates (5 minutes), and then questions would be fielded from the audience (using wireless microphones) – ie a Town Hall type meeting/forum.
“Altogether we have 25 candidates who have confirmed so far,” said Gasson.
“We are planning extensive publicity, and there has been considerable interest from the media. So we think it is a good idea to arrive early if people want to be sure to get a seat.”
The forums will be mediated by Toastmasters International. Organisers are proud to announce local business Events NQ as an official sponsor.
The event is not-for-profit and free.
- Session 1 Sun 05 Feb, 2.30pm – State Election, Cairns
- Session 2 Sun 05 Feb, 4pm – State Election, Barron River
- Session 3 Sun 05 Feb, 5.30pm – State Election, Mulgrave and Cook
Session 1 Sun 01 Apr, 2.30pm – Mayoral Candidates for Cairns Regional Council
Session 1 Sun 08 Apr, 2.30pm – Councillor Candidates Div 1, 2, 3, 4
Session 2 Sun 08 Apr, 4.30pm – Councillor Candidates Div 5, 6, 7
Session 3 Sun 08 Apr, 6pm – Councillor Candidates Div 8, 9, 10
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