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May 24, 2022

Partial relinquishment not enough

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Computers donated to home schooled kids in Lismore

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The election is almost here. Hooray. It’s time we got down with Elvis Presley’s suggestion of ‘A little less conversation, a little more action, please.’ I’m a big fan of action. I’ve been at this for 14 months, and as a writer who holds the ear of the community each week I’ve been cognizant not to turn this into a hostage situation. For twenty years I’ve talked about politics and social issues and shared insights into my personal experiences, but this is one journey where I’ve had to keep you locked out. 

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If the National Party is seriously onside with the community about CSG in the region why doesn’t it come out and ban it?

Partial relinquishment of a license from Dart Energy (PEL 445) covering most of the Ballina Electorate is not protecting our regions water supply and farming lands.

It has much more to do with protecting National Party votes – until after the state election.

Labor has ensured CSG will be banned in the region. The Nationals have not.

Paul Spooner, ALP candidate for Ballina


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