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March 2, 2021

Ignorance or hidden agenda?

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Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

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So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

Bruce McQueen, Mt Burrell

For the benefit of the Banora Point letter writer who incorrectly states that ‘a vote for the Greens locally is a vote for Tony Abbott nationally’, here is a simple explanation of how the federal voting system works.

It is called a ‘compulsory preferential’ system, which means voters must put a number in every box on their lower house ballot for their vote to count. Therefore the individual voter, not the Greens or any other party, decides where the voter’s preferences go. That Jo Wilkin asserts otherwise displays either complete ignorance or a hidden agenda.

Surely Labor’s Justine Elliot would not want the people of her electorate misled in this way, would she?

 


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