Distrust rules Eden-Monaro’s fringe location as cash has an impact

Ravaged by wildfires, droughts, floods and pandemics, residents of Southeast NSW are wary of the future.

Dairy producer Rocky Allen was pleased with the support provided by the Coalition following the bushfires (image: provided)

Voter division is palpable in the Eden-Monaro electorate in NSW’s southeast corner.

Although some paddocks near Mogo are dotted with signs for liberal candidate Jerry Nockles, those near Bermagui have “liars” scrawled under them. Drivers are approached in Cooma by bright yellow signs for Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party and in Cobargo by bright orange signs depicting Prime Minister Scott Morrison on vacation in Hawaii.

The region has been ravaged by years of drought, black summer bushfires, COVID-19 and now floods. It would be understandable if the residents were apathetic, instead they are passionate and very suspicious.

Read more about the atmosphere of Eden Monaro.

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