Labor names Gippsland candidate

The Australian Labor Party has today announced accountant and Morwell resident Shashi Bhatti as its replacement candidate for the seat of Gippsland.

Mr Bhatti is a father of three and settled in Gippsland in 1989 after immigrating from India. He became an Australian citizen in 1992.

He said he would focus on job creation, health and education.

Mr Bhatti’s preselection comes after local teacher Carolyne Boothman withdrew as Labor’s candidate last month following legal advice about the incompatibility of her candidacy and job as a teacher.

For more, see Thursday’s Latrobe Valley Express.