Politicians announced for Election Forum

Politicians from the major political parties will participate in the Federal Election Forum being held at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Tuesday 7 June, starting at 4.30pm.

An initiative of three business groups of Burnie (Burnie Chamber Commerce & Industry, Burnie Tourism Association and City Link) and supported by Burnie City Council, this forum provides the opportunity for the political parties to present their policies on the NBN roll-out, support for small business, and the future of Burnie Port in relation to the coastal shipping reforms.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “Last week we announced the key industry experts that will be participating – Ian Newman, Darren Alexander and Kirk Pinner and we are now able to confirm the political representatives.”

“We are pleased to announce that the following politicians will be participating:

  • Senator Richard Colbeck – representing the Liberal Party of Australia
  • Justine Keay and Andrew Leigh MP – representing the Australian Labor Party
  • Scott Jordan and Senator Peter Whish-Wilson – representing the Australian Greens
  • Senator Jacqui Lambie and Steve Martin – representing the Jacqui Lambie Network”

 “The calibre of industry experts and politicians participating in the Election Forum is excellent. With the topics that are up for discussion, coupled with the quality of presenters, the Forum is shaping up to be very informative and will hopefully provide the audience with perspective on where each political party stands on these issues.”

 “This is not a debate – it is a chance for industry experts to offer their insight and then for each party to present their policies. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask questions in relation to each topic.”

The Election Forum will be held in the Burnie Arts and Function Centre Theatre commencing at 4:30 pm.

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: jphillips@burnie.net