INDI and Farrer candidates will face their constituents tonight at a question-and-answer session at Charles Sturt University’s Thurgoona campus.
Voters in Indi will have another chance to grill their candidates tomorrow night, with a forum at St Stephen’s Uniting Church in Wodonga.
All candidates from both electorates were invited to tonight’s forum, which will focus on food security.
Three CSU experts will join in the debate.
The Farrer incumbent, Sussan Ley, Labor’s Farrer candidate Gavin Hickey, Indi Greens’ Jenny O’Connor and Indi independent Cathy McGowan are on the panel, while other candidates will be seated in the front row.
CSU spokesman Wes Ward said the four candidates on the panel were the first to say they would attend.
“All candidates will have the opportunity to answer questions and put their policies,” he said.
Mr Ward said because the forum coincided with national science week, there would also be some discussion of the subjects of the environment, agriculture and health.
The member for Indi Sophie Mirabella, the opposition’s industry, innovation and science spokeswoman will not attend.
Her spokesman said she had accepted the invitation but CSU had changed the date, and it now clashed with a prior commitment.
Mrs Mirabella can be questioned at tomorrow’s forum — all Indi candidates but the Palmer United Party’s Robert Murphy will attend.
St Stephen’s Alison Prenter said while there was no set theme for the forum, she expected questions on welfare.
Tonight’s forum starts at 6pm in the CD Blake lecture theatre.
The St Stephen’s forum starts at 7pm at the church, on the corner of Beechworth Road and Nilmar Avenue.