A Bendigo federal election candidates forum erupted into chaos after multiple members of the audience were ejected from the room.
The Bendigo Sustainability Group, Bike Bendigo and Commoners Co-Op hosted the debate as the May 18 federal election loomed closer.
A man in the crowd was evicted from the room after he called Fraser Anning's Conservative National Party candidate Julie Hoskin a "racist".
Ms Hoskin had told the forum that one of her party's policies was to "stop Islamic immigration" into Australia.
She was cautioned by moderator Elsie L'Huillier who said the forum did "not want to hear any speech that identifies any particular religious or racial group in a negative way".
The man in the crowd subsequently called Ms Hoskin a racist. He was given the chance to withdraw the comment but instead chose to leave the forum.
Stop Adani protesters also interrupted the debate calling on candidates to stop the mine from being constructed in northern Queensland.
A man and woman carried boxes with the slogan and stood behind Labor Party candidate Lisa Chesters. They were also evicted from the room.
Liberal Party candidate Sam Gayed and Australian Greens candidate Dr Robert Holian joined Ms Chesters and Ms Hoskin at the forum at the Bendigo Club.
United Australia Party candidate Adam Veitch and One Nation Party candidate Vaughan Williams were scheduled to attend but did not appear.
Rise Up Australia Party candidate Sharon Budde was also absent due to illness.
Much of the debate was centred around climate change policy.
Ms Chesters said that "action needs to happen in the next term of government" and that the Labor Party was committed to 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030.
Dr Holian said the nation is "currently at a cross roads" and that his party would implement 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030.
Ms Hoskin said Fraser Anning's Conservative National Party would look at into renewables in a "case by case" basis.
Mr Gayed did not state his party's position on renewable energy.
The debate also touched on the issues of community well being, refugees, public transport, live sheep exports and water.
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