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July 28, 2021

Beth Shelley

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$10k fine for man who flew to Ballina while COVID infected, as govt takes Pfizer vaccine from regions

A young man who left COVID lockdown in Sydney and flew to Ballina while infected with the virus has been fined nearly $10,000 for numerous health order breaches in NSW and Queensland.

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Criticism of Ballina Cr Cadwallader’s water election tactics

The Ballina Environment Society (BES) has accused Ballina Councillor Sharon Cadwallader of politicising water security by using ‘the Dunoon Dam as one of her key concerns in her bid for mayor in September’s local government elections’.

Onsite build of manufactured homes in South Tweed deferred

The estimated $13,800,000 manufactured home development slated for 30 Fraser Drive, Tweed Heads South was seeking to build the houses onsite rather than offsite as required by the legislation.

Navigating through laws around business lockdowns

A flyer circulating within the community is making claims against the government's COVID-19 powers, and provides supporting legislation, claiming...

$10k fine for man who flew to Ballina while COVID infected, as govt takes Pfizer vaccine from regions

A young man who left COVID lockdown in Sydney and flew to Ballina while infected with the virus has been fined nearly $10,000 for numerous health order breaches in NSW and Queensland.

45 Sydney-Ballina travellers exposed to COVID-19

Forty-five travellers from Sydney are being urged to get tested for COVID-19 and continue self-isolation on the Northern Rivers after sharing a flight with a confirmed case.

New gallery and studio breathes life into old church and graveyard

Was it divine intervention or western democracy that changed the fate of a former country church on the Northern Rivers last week?


1 Candidate details

Name: Beth Shelley

Council: Lismore

Town/city: Booerie Creek

Number of years in shire/LGA: 31

Current councillor? N

Clubs/sports/interests: I love sitting in the sun, going out dancing and spending time with my grandchildren.

Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’? Y

If yes, which party or who else is on your ticket?: Northern Rivers Greens – Vanessa Ekins, Sue Stock, Shae Salmon, Adam Guise and Amanda King.

Brief description: Please describe yourself in 30 words or less.

I has experience in youth work and am currently working at Lismore Family Support. I want to encourage council to support employment and affordable housing for Aboriginal people and young people.

 

2 What has motivated you to stand?

Having grandchildren motivated me to join the Greens to fight for their future. I joined the council campaign to have a voice in protecting land, and nurturing our growing community.

3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?

A friendly, caring community where everyone is supported to have positive opportunities through the arts, sports, religions, and work; that they have sustainable choices where they can raise families with the knowledge they are safe and secure.

4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment?

Medium-density housing has many advantages environmentally, economically and socially. Every project needs to be measured against defined criteria that can’t be got round by greedy stakeholders.

5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?

Dealing with the challenge of global warming and CSG mining, which are current direct threats to our community. Creating opportunities and better support for young people so they can grow strong in an inclusive society.


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