Federal election 2022: Meet the candidates for Newcastle, Hunter, Paterson, Shortland

Michael Parris
Updated April 25 2022 - 3:27pm, first published 12:20pm
Last week's Hunter division ballot draw. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

The ballot draw for candidates in next month's federal election has confirmed who is and who isn't running for office in the Hunter's four main electorates.

Michael Parris

Michael Parris


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 stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered 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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