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October 4, 2022

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Don’t forget your life jacket

A statewide waterway compliance blitz has found a that a large number of boaters are failing to carry and wear a lifejacket as requuried.

Other News

Acid sulfate soil run off impacting health of fish and Tweed River

Acid sulfate soil (ASS)-related runoff from floodplain drains is affecting water quality and the health of fish in the Tweed River and Tweed Shire Council (TSC) are seeking to assist landholders with improving water quality projects. 

Businesses launch campaign against holiday let policy

Businesses who say they would be adversely impacted by Council’s proposal to cap holiday letting to 90 days have gone on the offensive by launching a PR campaign.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Consideration of state significant farmland for SUGA development leaves bitter taste

One of Ballina Shire Council’s independents is continuing to argue against suggested expansions of development between the plateau villages of Alstonville and Wollongbar.

Labor leader promises to stop Murwillumbah mega-school merger if they win election

NSW Labor leader Chris Minns has promised concerned parents, teachers, and the community that if Labor win the next election they will not follow through with the mega-school merger that is currently underway in Murwillumbah.

Bioenergy facility funding rejected

Mayor Michael Lyon is downplaying a funding rejection for Council’s much touted Bioenergy Facility proposal by a federal government agency, claiming other funding sources are available.

Calling Party members get busy. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Resident Laura Doe was inspired to host a Calling Party after going to GetUp’s recent election campaign launch.

She says, ‘GetUp! have done their homework and created a people-powered, science-based campaign to help voters consider changing their vote’.

Values-based

Doe says Calling Party attendees are trained on how to have ‘effective, values-based persuasive conversations with voters’.

‘Research shows that focusing on facts and issues tends to create conflict, but finding shared values empowers both parties, and it isn’t as hard as you might think’.

For the upcoming federal election, the group decided to focus on unseating the worst blockers of progressive change in our Parliament.

Liberal MP Peter Dutton’s seat of Dixon was chosen owing to his tiny margin of 1.7 per cent.

She adds, ‘Coming together to do something that can make a difference feels really empowering’.

‘The campaign has more parties planned in the next weeks, including online events that you can join from the comfort of your own home’.

See https://action.getup.org.au for more information.


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CWA push for improved maternity services

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