Killer highway debate postponed

THE federal election has ironically stymied plans for a local debate on the state of the Pacific Highway.

The 60 Minutes program was to host the debate at the Grafton Civic Centre tonight but has postponed it because it’s high-profile reporters have extra commitments due to the election.

The debate was to have focused on why it is taking so long to fully upgrade the killer road.

“60 Minutes remains committed to covering this important story and the community debate following the federal election,” a program spokesman said.

“A new date for the debate will be announced for the Grafton meeting very soon.

“60 Minutes appreciates the coverage local media has given to the meeting and looks forward to working with them again once the new date for the meeting is announced.

“60 Minutes apologises for this unavoidable delay and looks forward to holding the community debate and covering the story in the near future.”



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