Just four candidates for the Seat of Shepparton in the November 24 State Election gathered at the La Trobe University Shepparton campus to prosecute their case for election at a "Meet the Candidates" forum organized by Goulburn Murray Social Workers Group.
About 60 people were at the forum, chaired by the CEO of the Shepparton-based Family Care, David Tenant.
The candidates were the present Member for Shepparton, Suzanna Sheed (Independent), Bill Heath (Labor), Peter Schwartz (Nationals) and Nickee Freeman (Greens). Liberal candidate Cheryl Hammer was an apology.
Questions put to the candidate had an obvious social welfare bent, but the direction changed a little when Goulburn Valley Environment Group president, Mr John Pettigrew, who is also president of the Shepparton-based Slap Tomorrow, a group which aims to raise climate change consciousness among locals, asked what the candidates or their parties would do about this world-wide development.