Candidates wonder why forums are hardly ever full

On Thursday, Independent candidate Adam Blakester criticised Mr Joyce for not attending the public forums where voters could ask questions.

"They're all neutral space for candidates to attend, for the community to ask questions and express their views and candidates to have an equal opportunity to respond," he said.

Barnaby criticised for not meeting the voters

Mr Joyce, who is running against seven other candidates will attend his first public forum on Friday night in Inverell. On Thursday, Independent candidate Adam Blakester criticised Mr Joyce for not attending the public forums where voters could ask questions.