We are live at the Ararat RSL for the first debate of the 2018 state election of Ripon candidates.
The debate has been put on by the Victorian Farmers Federation, with plenty of interesting conversation expected from the five candidates.
As a reminder, the candidates are:
Liberal Party: Louise Staley
Labor Party: Sarah De Santis
Greens: Serge Simic
Democratic Labor Party: Peter Mulcahy
Animal Justice Party: Anna Hills
FOLLOW LIVE COVERAGE OF THE DEBATE HERE