19.9 C
Byron Shire
March 2, 2021

Woods campaign probably misled voters

Latest News

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.

Other News

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

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.

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

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our...

Instead of dreaming up baseless conspiracy theories about other candidates, perhaps Byron shire councillor Diane Woods should explain to the community a few murky facts about her own Council campaign.

For a start, it’s now clear that Woods’ team had a budget nearly triple that of any other group.

This comprised professional consultants, a marketing team, electronic signage and a front-page advertorial in The Australian newspaper; yet Cr Woods doesn’t think the community should know where her campaign war-chest originated.

Secondly, why are Queenslanders throwing big money into Woods’ campaign?

What connection does Queensland donor, Tory Smith, have to Byron shire and why did she give $4,000 to Woods’ campaign? To say she is a ‘really nice lady’ simply doesn’t cut it.

Finally, it’s about time the Woods’ ‘True Independents’ team admitted they’re not independent, but aligned with the pro-CSG National Party.

This is evidenced by Woods’ support for federal National Party candidate Matthew Fraser and her teammate, Cr Alan Hunter, being a local National Party chairman and former National Party candidate.

To claim Woods’ team is ‘Independent’ probably misled many voters.

It’s about time Cr Woods put into practice the ‘absolute transparency’ she expects of all candidates.

Graeme Williams, Mullumbimby

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

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.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.