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June 20, 2021

Tweed Council divided on CSG signage

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Shame on Crs Carolyn Byrne, Warren Polglase and Phil Youngblutt for voting against this, even though Council has publicly affirmed its commitment to a moratorium on CSG activity and does not welcome CSG and other unconventional gas mining operations.

These councillors also appear to be disregarding the strength of community opposition to these activities which has been demonstrated by the many Lock the Gate events and local declarations, which now cover most of the land mass in the Tweed shire.

The lack of support by these councillors for this signage, along with the Liberal and National Parties’ promotion of unconventional gas and CSG mining, must be remembered and etched deeply in our mindset so that we place these supposed representatives of the community last on our ballot papers in future elections.

Dave Norris, Pottsville

 


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  1. People who have no interest in representing the Community, only self-interest, should not be putting themselves forward to stand for election to Council, much less be voted for.

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