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Greens Adam Guise to join ‘progressive’ Lismore council

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Vanessa Grindon-Ekins and Adam Guise have both been elected. Photo Eve Jeffery.
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By Darren Coyne

Greens candidate Adam Guise has been elected to one of the final positions on the Lismore City Council, meaning that Lismore’s new mayor Isaac Smith will lead a majority of so-called progressives.

Mr Guise took out the final position on the council, while Chistian Democrats-aligned Giapiero Battista has taken out the tenth position. Former councillor Matt Scheibel missed out after preferences were distributed.

The new council is made up of Mayor Isaac Smith, of Country Labor, his team-mates Darlene Cook and Eddie Lloyd, Our Sustainable Future’s Elly Bird, Greens Vanessa Ekins and Adam Guise, National Party-aligned Independent Neil Marks and former Lismore council engineer Bill Moorhouse, Shooters and Fishers Party member Greg Bennett and his second Nancy Casson, and Gianpiero Battista.



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  1. I’m glad that you used the term ‘so-called progressives’. These people feel that their peculiar brand of lunacy represents social progress. Thankfully we have Pauline Hanson to maintain an even keel in the national political spectrum.

  2. It is interesting that Council has an anti fluoride majority across the political spectrum, with Greg Bennett’s team and Adam Guise election at the expense of Scheiber and the resignation of Mayor Dowell and other pro fluoride councillors.

    I thing that Cr Bennetts strong showing on the conservative side of Council against the National party aligned Marks and Moorehouse could be because he has stood up against the Fluoridation of our water supply.

    We look forward to all those newly elected Councillors to keep to their written responses published in the Echonet Daily to work to have the Fluoride plants shut down.

    This could start with moving a motion for an inquiry into the systemic break down of the Corndale plant and the disposal of highly concentrated Fluoridated water into the environment either through the sewerage works or directly drained into the environment.

  3. Well said, Jon……we should feel dutifully fearful and scared of the Muslim’s “swamping” this country and their culturally UnAustralian sharia laws – as Pauline (the Swamp Monster) told us on her pathetically regurgitated (second) maiden speech…….all 2.2% of Australia’s population that call themselves Muslims (according to the ABS 2011 Cenusus), are obviously extremists and hell bent on converting us all to their insane Islamic, UNAustralian ways….Never mind 4.5% of the population voted for Pauline’s One Nation……or more people have died from domestic abuse than terrorists (when exactly do you think the last terrorist attack on Australia actually was?)……..stupid, STUPID facts and statistics!! Oh….by the way, this was a LOCAL ELECTION you’re commenting on……..absolutely no bearing on the pathetic political “spectrum” you reference. But don’t let logic, reason, common sense and you know, AWARENESS get in the way of your opinion, Jon. Hey, 4.5% of the voting population can’t be wrong, misinformed or apathetic about what’s actually happening in your national “political spectrum”, could they?

  4. Congratulations to you Adam and all who share the values of caring for the environment.. These Ancient Lands, its peoples who care.. to protect the flora and fauna and keep it safe for future generations.We do not need to progress and expand too swiftly digging up and destroying the past for the sake of new housing estates. Keep Lismore in the Northern Rivers simple keep it safe keep the land green and all that lives upon it alive and thriving.


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