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October 8, 2022

Diversity goes beyond two voting blocs

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Regular readers of my letters will know that I often suggest council minutes as the best way to separate actions from political speech making and commentary.

So congratulations to Peter Gough and Michael MacDonald for their sound commentary and analysis of recent Byron Shire Council voting patterns.

However, as I am not a member of the ‘Greens’ and to make the conclusions more meaningful, it might be better to define ‘blocs’ according to values rather than inaccurate party affiliations.

The common values I stand by and share with some other councillors, are those of sustainable change and building community capacity and resilience.

My voting record is strong on a range of issues reflecting these values and it is important that residents know that my actions reflect my words on the things that matter most.

Nevertheless, our community is diverse and this is reflected in the makeup of Council that goes beyond two blocs.

Acknowledging this is a better reflection of our community and helps all voices to be represented.

Cr Basil Cameron, Goonengerry


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