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Head of the Lennox Head Residents Association Fred Goodman told local media overnight that as Mr Moore had been working in Sydney since September he had not attended a single committee meeting and should ‘consider his position’.

Mr Goodman is himself a former councillor.

But Cr Moore rejected the claims, saying the position was only temporary and that he had attended every full council meeting except the one on 24 November.

‘I am not down here in Sydney sipping lattes,’ he said.

And mayor Phillip Silver has jumped to Cr Moore’s defence, saying he appreciated Cr Moore’s ‘active career’ and had advance notice of his absence.

‘Not every councillor should be a retired farmer,’ he said.

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