JBD to host Premier, Opposition Leader 

February 8, 2023 by J-Wire
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For the first time in NSW’s history, the Premier and Opposition Leader will address two Town Hall meetings hosted by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBD) and other faith groups later this month ahead of next month’s State election.

Premier Dominic Perrottet

Perrottet will address and answer questions from the audience at an exclusive Town Hall event in Parramatta on Wednesday, February 22, while Minns and his senior leadership will also address and take part in a Q&A at a Town Hall meeting on Monday, February 27.

Both events form part of the JBD’s 2023 Election Forum series – a rare opportunity to hear directly from our leaders and candidates about the issues and topics that matter to you, and to have your say in an intimate, Q&A-style forum.

“We are so pleased to be working in partnership with faith communities and our interfaith partners to be able to host the Premier and the alternative Premier at two exclusive Town Hall meetings,” JBD CEO Darren Bark said.

“These forums provide an important opportunity for voters to hear directly from our leaders about their vision, priorities and policies, and to ask key questions ahead of the state election on March 25.”

The co-hosts of the Town Hall meetings include the JBD, Australian National Imams Council, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, the Hindu Council of Australia, Sydney Anglicans, Uniting Church, Buddhist Council of NSW and Hillsong.

NSW Labor leader Chris Minns

Meanwhile, the first event in the JBD’s series begins next Monday night, February 13, focusing on two battleground electorates: North Shore and Willoughby.

The event will hear from candidates for the North Shore: Godfrey Santer (Labor), Felicity Wilson MP (Liberal) and Helen Conway (Community Independent), and for Willoughby: Sarah Griffin (Labor) and Tim James MP (Liberal).

Each candidate will address issues of concern to the community, share their election pledges, and answer questions live from the audience.

“The Board has put together a range of exciting events in the lead-up to the state election, including election forums, town hall-style meetings and luncheons with our senior politicians,” Bark said.

“We encourage all members of the community to come along to these events, ask questions and have your voice heard.

To register for the JBD’s 2023 election events, visit www.nswjbd.org/events.

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