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May 11, 2021

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Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Lismore Council set to increase fees, cut costs in a bid to balance budget

Lismore City Council is set to increase fees and charges and cut spending in an attempt to overcome a $19.5m operating deficit.

Any questions?

‘This is a great chance for foodies to ask me anything they want’, says local chef Darren Robertson, who...

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

I believe that Cr Katie Milne’s expulsion from the Tweed Shire Council general manager selection panel is unjustified. According to my research Katie’s comments regarding the possibility of having a female general manager are in line with an Australian government initiative (and I quote): ‘to increase women’s participation in the workforce, and the number of women in decision-making and leadership roles in Australia’ http://www.dfat.gov.au/facts/women.html

Therefore I believe her expulsion on the grounds that she said, ‘It would be wonderful to see a female general manager get the top job, but an applicant with environmental credentials would be better,’ is totally out of line with government policy and does not constitute a valid reason for her expulsion. She has clarified that she ‘would never want a less qualified person in charge because she was a woman’. As for her wish for someone with environmental credentials, what a bonus that would be for the Tweed shire!

I believe that the six councillors need to be held accountable for voting in favour of Katie’s expulsion, and that they should reinstate her onto the selection panel with a formal public apology for their actions.

Dave Norris

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