Federal Page MP Kevin Hogan (Nationals) is refusing to answer questions from The Echo on how his government’s budget will affect his constituents.
The electorate of Page covers Lismore, Ballina, Iluka, Casino and Grafton.
Mr Hogan’s media representative Peter Weekes said, ‘Kevin is happy to answer any questions from media covering the Page electorate, but as your readers are not in Page, it would be best if you direct these questions to Mr Hockey’s office, or Matthew Fraser who stood as the Nationals’ candidate in Richmond’.
We pointed out that Echonetdaily covers four shires, including his electorate.
Mr Hogan’s budget press release last week was entitled ‘Strengthening higher education for students in Page’.
The federal budget outlined $80 million worth of cuts to state health and education funding over the coming decade.