WHAT do you think are the burning issues facing Newcastle and Charlestown right now?
Do you have a question you think must be answered by one – or all – of the candidates standing in the October 25 state byelections?
The Newcastle Herald, in conjunction with the Hunter Business Chamber and the Newcastle Institute, is giving you the opportunity to get involved and have your say.
Candidates’ forums will be held in Charlestown at the Charlestown Bowling Club on October 15 and in Newcastle at Souths Leagues Club on October 16.
The rooms will open at 5pm for a 5.30pm start.
And we want you to tell us what matters to you.
You can submit specific questions you would like asked on the night.
Alternatively, you can suggest the essential topics that you’d like our panel to raise.
Due to the large number of candidates, it will limit the ability to take questions from the floor, so here is a chance to contribute.
Obviously, there’s the rail issue in Newcastle. We expect – and welcome – questions on that hot topic.
But we want to look beyond that debate.
So think about the state of our hospitals and the state of our schools. What about the health of the Hunter’s economy? About jobs?
If elected, how would the candidates plan to represent their electorates from outside the government?
We’re sure there are many more ... so, it’s over to you.
Submit your questions and/or suggestions below.