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October 23, 2021

Major parties have lost the plot

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

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French hypocrisy

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I’ll soon celebrate my 88th birthday and I shouldn’t let the self-serving antics of our major parties get to me. But they have.

They are not interested in governing for the public good. They govern in fear of corporate/union donors. And a word to these cronies – no amount of their tainted money will buy my vote.  This vote remains in my control. I will not relinquish it to cronies and lobbyists.

Fortunately Nick Xenophon has formed a new moderate political party – NXT, The Nick Xenophon Team. My feeling is that Nick’s common sense and commitment to the public good is refreshing. NXT is going to get my support and my vote.

I live in hope that NXT will break the nexus between corporations and political parties.

Despite the wrinkles, the walking stick and a body full of stents, I could even be called a poster boy for the new party.

Ken Nicholson, Kingscliff


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