Lindy Smith, Tweed Heads
The Tweed’s National Party councillor’s bizarre attack against Council regarding its addressing the unlawful parts of the operations of a water-mining business is made even more bizarre when he warns the actions of Council are similar to those that saw the council sacked.
Such a claim is a most blatant untruth considering the facts are when this councillor was at the helm of Council at the time it was sacked after a major finding of the inquiry into Council found a substantial slush-fund of developer and big business dollars had been set up to purchase a developer compliant group of councillors.
Hence, the similarities could not be more extreme and further from the truth. Indeed, what is extremely concerning is that we have councillors who are promoting spin to support the unlawful parts of water-mining operations in our shire with the message to operators that it’s alright, mate, to breach conditions of approval and licence requirements.
So do these councillors review the extensive documented evidence of the lawlessness of this industry and choose to ignore the requirements of elected representatives to act within the law, and are they advocating a lawless society?