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Mandy Nolan move over. This is a joke. I read that Justine Elliot will be holding the National Party to their promise to provide funding for the ‘$3.3 million for one of the busiest roads in Tweed Heads that is constantly under repair’. How ironic!

Ms Elliot has allowed the roads to deteriorate during her six years’ tenure in office.

‘In the past we’ve seen so many broken promises by the National Party in relation to Kennedy Drive,’ Ms Elliot said.

Broken promises? Where is the $150 million that Martin Ferguson, Jenny Macklin and Justine Elliot promised to upgrade and reopen the Casino–Murwillumbah railway line? We are still waiting.

Peggy Balfour, Ocean Shores

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  1. Dear Peggy just a gentle reminder the Justine Elliott and the Labor party have injected billions into road and other infrastructure in Richmond,when you next drive up St Helena have close look,a road that will save peoples lives. Next time you drive to Tweed have a look at the Sexton Hill Bypass another life saving infrastructure.
    The Labor Party build, have a look at the Ballina Bypass, this will be the last time anything get built on the north coast until Labor get back in the Lodge.
    The people of Page electorate voted out Janelle Saffin whom has been the hardest worker, her constituents and Page her main priority, watch this space, do you want CSG mining in the beautiful backyards of the Richmond and Page electorates well the Torys are in and they do not care about the environment and infrastructure contrary to what Abbot says.
    Nothing will be built no infrastructure on the North Coast, but we very well could have a CSG drill in the middle of the beautiful caldera. We will have rednecks shooting in our stunning World Heritage National Parks and Gina Reihart wants to mine our mine next to the Great Barrier Reef well good buy Great Barrier Reef.
    You want ironic, I hope you don’t work on weekends for penalty rates they will be GONE TOO, school kids allowance GONE, the $18 000 tax threshold GONE bought down to $6000 but we will give $75 000 maternity leave if you earn $150 000 a year “GREAT” hope this make you happy. Finally are you lobbying the O’Farrell Government as the rail line is state owned ???
    KInd Regards Karen Mudge
    Tweed Heads


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