Federal election candidates face voters at Inverell debate

Mr Blakester took the mic saying "as an independent I think there is a stereotype we make a wish list of promises but as an accountant I am incredibly careful."

"My view is we need to sort out the tape red, green and a new one I've named magenta which is all the people stuff."

Candidates answer tough questions at public forum

Inverell residents were given an opportunity to ask questions to five of the eight candidates running for an upcoming federal election on Friday evening. Climate change and the future of renewable energy was a hot topic, along with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and upskilling regional Australia.