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October 23, 2021

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Though hardly surprised to read yet another tiresome anti-Green rant by John Vaughan, his take on the facts cannot go unchallenged. The facts are the residents of Page, as with those of surrounding seats, were surveyed on their views on CSG and an overwhelming majority voted NO to CSG in their region.

The low vote for the so-called No CSG Party reflected the savvy of voters to see them for the deluded amateurs they were, not a comment on any issue. They didn’t deserve – or get – any support for their preference stupidity or their attempts to divide the movement. But by no means does their implosion mean electors had had a turnabout in their views on unconventional gas mining.

Ultimately this election was about one issue and one issue only: teaching Labor a lesson. Putting any other spin on it is clutching at straws and showing ones’ prejudices.

Chris Anderson, Byron Bay


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