Federal election 2022: Labor's Dan Repacholi, Nationals' James Thomson clash over emissions reductions policy in televised debate

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated May 4 2022 - 8:24am, first published 7:48am
VISIT: Barnaby Joyce and James Thomson talk to Kevin Cant at Nivek Industries in Singleton on Wednesday. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

The Labor and Nationals candidates in the battleground seat of Hunter have clashed in a televised debate over the Opposition's plans to cut emissions from the nation's biggest polluters.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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