Ballot draw for the seat of Lyne federal election 2022

Julia Driscoll
By Julia Driscoll
Updated April 27 2022 - 2:33am, first published April 22 2022 - 3:11am
Present for the ballot draw were Joel Putland (United Australia Party), Alexander Simpson (Labor), Steve Attkins (Independent), and Dr David Gillespie (Nationals). Photo: Julia Driscoll

An independent candidate has drawn the coveted top position in the ballot draw for the federal election in the Lyne electorate.

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Julia Driscoll

Julia Driscoll

Journalist

Julia Driscoll has worked as a journalist for the Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Times for seven years. She values the deep connection with community that being a rural and regional journalist brings. Career highlights have involved environmental stories - bringing the plight of the little known endangered Manning River helmeted turtle to the attention of the public, resulting in wide-spread knowledge in the community and conservation action; and breaking the news of the Manning River ceasing to run for the first time in recorded history.