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Mark Swivel will speak to the ABC Friends meeting on Sunday, November 25. Photo supplied

Lawyer, comedian, Dustyesky MC and political aspirant Mark Swivel will be guest speaker for the upcoming ABC Friends meeting on Sunday, November 25, at the Bangalow Bowling Club. Starts at 11.30am.

ABC Friends Northern Rivers secretary Jennie Hicks says ‘Mark is an entertaining, articulate speaker and a strong supporter of the ABC.’

‘He is running as an independent for the senate election in the federal election next year. All members of the public are welcome to attend. There will also be an opportunity for anyone interested to join the ABC Friends,  which is independent of the ABC itself and is not aligned to any political party. Its purpose is to support an independent and comprehensive national broadcaster.’


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