Fiona Nash talks with local Phil Crofts.
Fiona Nash talks with local Phil Crofts. Leigh Jensen

Senator Nash listens to community

COFFS locals were surprised to see a politician visiting the region without an obligatory election looming.

Senate Deputy Leader Fiona Nash was in town on Saturday to hear what local people had to say.

“They were quite surprised the visit wasn’t attached to an election campaign or something like that,” Senator Nash said.

The Talk to Me tour provides people living in regional areas an opportunity to talk to Senator Nash and discuss the issues that are affecting them and their families.

“It is very important to me to have a clear understanding of issues concerning people in their local communities,” she said.

“What is really interesting is there are the same issues here as everywhere else.”

Most of the locals who stopped at Senator Nash’s stall in City Square were concerned with health and the state of hospitals.

In an hour, more than a dozen people stopped to chat with Ms Nash who was accompanied by Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker.

“It is people at the local level who have the greatest understanding of the needs of their local communities, and I’m looking forward to hearing from them,” Senator Nash said.

Senator Nash will return to Coffs Harbour later this week with Nationals leaders Barnaby Joyce and Warren Truss as part of the Leaders Tour.



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