Bush battleground

Independent Mildura candidate Steve Timmis launches his campaign in a paddock near Yatpool yesterday.Picture: Louise Barker

Independent Mildura candidate Steve Timmis launches his campaign in a paddock near Yatpool yesterday.Picture: Louise Barker

INDEPENDENT Mildura candidate Steve Timmis is going toe-to-toe with Mildura MP Peter Crisp in a bold attempt to swing the Mallee farming vote. 

Mr Timmis launched his campaign at a Yatpool wheat paddock yesterday flanked by supporters, where he committed to opening an office in Ouyen if elected on November 24. 

He said the Ouyen office, to be staffed full time by a local, would be his base one day per week when not in parliament.

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