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Moar For Mallee

Moar For Mallee

Photo Credit: Moar For Mallee website

Another Independent Candidate For Mallee Throws Hat Into Ring

Birchip-born Cecilia Moar has become the latest candidate for the vacated seat of Mallee, announcing her intention to run this morning.

The former ABC Victorian Rural Woman of the Year joins a growing list of candidates for the seat formerly held by Andrew Broad, with Nationals candidate Dr. Anne Webster and Mildura independent Jason Modica headlining the ballot.

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As for why she nominated herself, Ms Moar told 3SH/MixxFM that she sees a broken political system working against the region.

"We can see the example of strong independents and what difference they can make in parliament; I think the Mallee could do with a strong independent," Ms Moar said.

Ms Moar is a graduate of The Australian Rural Leadership program, a Telstra Board member and a Mallee Catchment Management Authority Board member; however states her knowledge of the area during her speaking commitments as Rural Woman of the Year is what will help her most during her campaign.

As for her policies, Ms Moar has highlighted a lack of climate change action as one of her main focuses in need of addressing, as well as the ever-present issue of water management surrounding the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

Despite no previous political experience, Ms Moar is confident of her chances of election.

"I'm a local person, and my local knowledge will help me to make great decisions for the region."

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