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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

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Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable...

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police...

Optics

I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will...

Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump...

Fast Buck$, Coorabell

Recently a Sydney pollie named Ted Mack died. Widely respected, he was the independent mayor for North Sydney and then an independent state member.

In a book he wrote on local government he outlined, among other things, the ways bureaucrats manipulate elected councillors. The relationship between our mayor and former GM Ken Gainger is a classic case.

Readers should entertain themselves by checking out a February copy of the Byron News in which Simon lavishly praises and thanks Ken for the ‘guidance’ he’d given him after he’d become mayor! Talk about naïve.

Simon will likely go to his grave without ever realising; but he did say at the Council meeting last week that one must be capable of changing one’s mind.

I’d like to hear from anyone who knows how I might obtain a copy of said book. My plan is to quote sections of it to Simon; he’s definitely the kind of person who will take notice of an uncomfortable idea only if it comes from a credible source – which unfortunately excludes me. I’m just another one of those conspiracy theorists, apparently.


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