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Independent councillor calls for online voting

A manageable and easy-to-navigate system was necessary, Cr Allsop said, one that allowed 'equal presence for all candidates'.

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Byron Shire residents urged to get tested

Fragments of the COVID-19 virus have been found in the Byron Bay sewerage treatment plant (STP) that services Byron Bay, Broken Head, Suffolk Park, Wategos, and Sunrise areas and the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) are asking residents and visitors to get tested at the first sign of any symptoms.

Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads.

The Punters’ Guide to the 2019 elections: As Christmas 2018 descends upon us; Tweed Country Labor becomes increasingly desperate.

Justine’s hospital ‘attack’ has become a dud. Now not even (hubby) Craig Elliot, Labor’s candidate for the Tweed, who loves the odd photo, wants one taken on the new Cudgen/Kingscliff hospital site. ‘Save the Red Soil Alliance’ has been deserted.

Bob Ell (Leda Developments) dearly wants the new hospital site on his land at Kings Forest because he will make a ‘bundle’ and who can blame him; it’s just business.

Moving sideways from the hospital site issue, Country Labor’s love for Leda Developments morphed last week into Tweed Shire Councillor Reece Byrnes (Justine Elliot’s staffer) breaking from the Green Rainbow Council alliance to vote for a change in the planning heights of Leda’s Cobaki Lakes development. Ten storey developments are now allowed at Cobaki Lakes.

Councillor Warren Polglase described the move as ‘council kindergarten’ while Tweed Mayor Katie Milne rightly asked,  ’What the hell is Labor up to?’

Major Milne’s media question hits the bullseye. And is awaiting an answer.

 


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