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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

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After a long, arduous and uninformed debate… Saddle Road DA approved

Councillors finally ‘got there in the end’, interim Mayor, Michael Lyon, told an exhausted audience after many hours of confused meandering at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

2016-local-gov-election-ballot-boxThe 2016 Local Government Election is on this Saturday for all councils in the northern rivers area except for the Tweed.

Voting is compulsory for all people enrolled in the Ballina, Byron and Lismore electorates and fines do apply for not voting.

The Tweed election has been postponed due to the death of a candidate and will now be held on 29 October.

So if you haven’t made it to the various pre-polling stations yet, tomorrow (Saturday), will be your last chance to have your say on who will occupy the seats in your local council chamber for the next four years.

A full list of candidates is available by visiting the NSW Electoral Commission website www.votensw.info or phoning 1300 135 736. There are information sheets for all candidates online.

Alternatively, check out the comprehensive candidates’ profiles in the Echonetdaily election coverage at echo.net.au/council-elections-2016

Voters are reminded that there is no absentee voting for local government elections, which means voters must either pre-poll vote or vote on Saturday, 10 September within the boundaries of their Local Government Area (LGA).

If you are unsure of anything or need any assistance, visit www.votensw.info or phone 1300 135 736.

For enquiries in languages other than English phone the NSW Electoral Commission interpreting service on 13 14 50, or for hearing and speech impaired enquiries, phone via the National Relay Service on 13 36 77.

 


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