Hunter candidates James Thomson and Dan Repacholi are looking forward to the election campaign

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated April 12 2022 - 12:03am, first published April 11 2022 - 1:30am
On the hustings: The Nationals candidate for the seat of Hunter, James Thomson, is striving to achieve an historic change.

Hunter federal election candidates have expressed relief that a date for the poll has finally been announced.


Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.