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Election like a car race

The recent race to determine who would represent the Ballina electorate in Macquarie St. had everything.

After veteran driver, Don Page, fell asleep at the wheel of The Nat’s Leyland P76 just before the turn of the century, relief driver, Kris Beavis, is still trying to find the car.

Like everything he puts his mind to, Labor’s Paul Spooner, drove his red Ferrari flat chat until tragically hitting a Coal Seam Gas barrier a metre from the finish line.

Nobody knows what vehicle eventual winner, Tamara Smith drove, other than it was green and totally devoid of steering.

Mick Malloy, Suffolk Park


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