Meet the Candidates – help decide the balance of power this Wednesday!
Polling is showing that the voters of Canberra may well decide the future of
the incoming government’s reform agenda – whichever party dominates the
House of Representatives.
Traditionally regarded as having safe seats, Canberra has now become
critical, with a single Canberra Senator potentially holding the Senate
balance of power. Commentators believe preferences will decide the outcome
for Canberra. This means that every local candidate – both Upper and Lower
House – will play a vital role in the outcome via their preference
The potential combinations of outcomes are fascinating, and having something
of the marginal electorate status can only be good for Canberra.
Therefore, the Gungahlin Community Council will hold a *Meet the Candidates
evening this Wednesday* 7 November from 7.30 pm.
We believe that this is the only such event planned for Fraser, and have
invited all lead Senate candidates and all candidates for the seat of
We will be asking all candidates to address four key federal issues for
Gungahlin and for northern Canberra:
– Federal Government employment location
– Major transport and public transport infrastructure
– Broadband access
– Climate change
We will also take questions from residents. We will videotape as many
candidates as possible for people unable to attend on the night, to be
posted on our YouTube page and website www.gcc.asn.au.
The venue is the Palmerston Community Centre, Tiptree Crescent, Palmerston
(behind the Palmerston shops).
Media coverage is welcome.
Gungahlin Community Council
PO Box 260 Gungahlin ACT 2912
m 0408 771633