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June 15, 2024

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Youth suicide?

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Who’s stealing them? I recommend you look for a pissed-off comedian not on the bill. Andrew Hunter, Bangalow

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After the devastating floods of 2022 the future of Lismore was thrown up in the air and it was time to take a long hard look at what the future of the town would be. 

Ongoing roadworks

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Youth suicide?

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Cinema: The Way, My Way

This is the charming and captivating true story of a stubborn, self-centred Australian man who decides to walk the 800-kilometre-long Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route through Spain.

This pro-developer vote to approve the breach of building height limits in Byron Bay was by Labor and Michael Lyon. Please do not vote for either in December. 

Lyon has voted pro-developer on the current Council and will not stand up to developers. Like Jeanette Martin, who also voted for the developers after using the Green ticket to get elected, they have deserted the Greens. 

Labor candidates will always toe the Labor Party line in preference to the Shire’s needs, and are obviously pro-developer, which usually means anti-environment.

Labor councillors Spooner and Hackett have regularly sided with Hunter on the right wing of Council against the environment and pro-development.

My advice, for the sake of the Shire’s environment, would be to follow the Green How to Vote.

Ron Priestly, Main Arm

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  1. Yes Ron, I think we are all getting the message loud and clear, if we want roads full of potholes, hardly any infrastructure improvements like the last 30 years, almost continuous infighting, that has almost paralyzed Byron council for the last term; absolutely follow the Greens how to vote card and you will thoroughly get exactly what you deserve, good luck.

  2. Yes I agree. Michael Lyon vehemently opposed ITV filming Love Island in the shire. He then met with representatives and couldn’t speak highly enough of their presence and then when it was politically expedient to do so joined the rage against the company because of a COVID case within the crew in another production in the Tweed. Michael Lyon and BSC were consequently humiliated in an article published by journalist Karl Quinn in Newspapers in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and WA. It is interesting to go back through Council minutes to see the voting patterns of those putting themselves forward for election. We cannot afford more of the same.


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