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April 18, 2021

Greens losing voters

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Rossco Phillips, Mullumbimby

Can’t keep silent any more.

Last week’s Echonetdaily (June 27) had a story on koala deaths on our once-quiet rural roads. The next story was about the pro-development Green bloc voting for large-scale rural weddings.

This is on top of this pro-development Greens bloc voting to stick a road through one of the last pockets of rainforest in Byron Bay so people and their cars can move faster from A to B.

Can you guys join the dots here?

I spent a lot of my own time and money helping this current Council get elected. I am SO disappointed.

The Greens no longer have my support and I will be actively working to see them replaced by a true community-minded Council next election… that can’t come fast enough!

Shame on you Greens councillors for sticking to the party line like a bunch of federal politicians!


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Rural weddings are a great thing. Do we want all weddings in soulless hotels eg Essence of Byron? People need as much exposure to nature as possible or we are toast. We have the science and engineering to have a great sustainable future, but what stops us is this mental block against nature. Why not preference rural weddings on organic farms or those with good environmental practices?

    Also I think Green councillors made the right call on the bypass in the political reality we have. We could object to the bypass if we had zero population growth at the federal level.

    Sustainable population is the everything issue and this is where anger at the greens should lie – federally for its total hypocrisy.

  2. So rural weddings will save the world! That’s a different perspective on the issue.

    Perhaps there are other opportunities to experience nature without disrupting the amenity of rural residents, churning up the roads and turning productive land into quasi industrial zones (minus the rates). But I’m sure there will be a great deal of communing with nature from the inside of a bus, a marquee or a ‘conference centre’ – the experience later bolstered by party music and alcohol.

  3. Just in regard to “the Greens Councillors … sticking to the party line like a bunch of federal politicians” In regard to the ‘Bypass” they acted in breach of the Greens Party web advertised Policy of “Not destroying any further wetlands”. So pro development and anti Greens Party Policy. ‘

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