Election Candidate Forums
Tasmania '24

The churches of Tasmania are working together to host a “candidate forum” in each electorate for the 2024 State Election. Everyone is welcome to attend in person, and each event is planned to be live streamed or recorded for those who cannot make it.

These forums are our opportunity, as the Christians of Tasmania, to make our voice heard this election.

The Lyons candidate forum has moved.
It will now be held at Edge Anglican Church

Door of Hope Christian Church
Thursday 14 March, 7:30pm

Forum will be livestreamed.
More details

Lifeway Baptist Church
Tuesday 12 March, 7pm

The forum will be recorded and made available.
More details

Wellspring Anglican Church
Thursday 14 March, 7:30pm

The forum will be recorded and made available.
More details

Citywide Baptist Church
Wednesday 13 March, 7pm for 7:30

Forum will be livestreamed.
More details

Edge Anglican Church
Monday 18 March 7pm

Forum will be recorded and made available.
More details

Other Events

The Australian Christian Lobby is hosting events for Bass and Lyons on March 4 and for Franklin and Clark on March 5.
More details at tasvotes.org.au

These events are being organised in collaboration with the heads of churches in Tasmania, including:

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Frequently asked questions

A candidate forum is an event held a few weeks before an election where the main candidates for a specific electorate are invited to speak to a group of people and answer their questions. These events are frequently run by issues groups (environment, housing etc) or the local chamber of commerce, and are about getting a specific demographic of people together and giving the politicians the opportunity to speak directly to their concerns.

These forums  are being hosted by the churches of the electorate, to allow politicians to specifically hear the concerns of the Christian community, and give specific and direct responses.

Where possible, all candidates will be invited to speak at the forum. Due to the number of candidates, the parties will be invited to send one representative to speak on their behalf.  

Most forums will spend some of their time asking pre-determined questions, and some of their time taking questions from the attendees.

The organising churches will determine the initial questions and communicate them to the candidates well before the forum. Suggested questions are being developed by the combined heads of churches to reflect the concerns that are common amongst Christians.

The questions from the attendees are usually taken through an online question portal, to allow live-stream viewers to also ask their questions.

The forum is being hosted by a group of churches from the electorate. Everyone is welcome to come.

Do you have any other questions?

Authorised by Mike Southon, Freedom for Faith, 168 Chalmers St, Surry Hills NSW