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Byron Shire
December 1, 2021

Smile, vague promise

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Motherhood seems to be the big winner judging by the promises of our mayoral candidates and their teams. Smiling faces and commitments to environmental repair, respect for culture and working with and for the community abound, with a total lack of real detail or anything they can be pinned to in the future, should they be successful. 

One candidate promises to ‘protect our beaches’ – from what, or who, and how, and using whose money? Another offers a heading of ‘Ecological regeneration’, followed by things that have nothing to do with ecology. How about a promise to do something about the weeds that are proliferating on Council land?   

Yet another claims to have ‘concrete plans’ to prepare for the local impacts of climate change – that might mean planned retreat for the Byron CBD, but I suspect ‘concrete’ is the relevant word here.

Making vague promises is easy – what really counts is experience on Council and a demonstrated record of working for the community. The winners here are clearly Cate Coorey and Duncan Dey, and they deserve our support.   

Matthew Lambourne, Mullumbimby

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  1. What promises or plans for the future has the invisible , silent Duncan made ?

    Few , none of them anything but the old dark Green negative ones ..

    As for Cate , a vote for Cate is a vote for the Greens because she cannot win in her own right .

    Neither deserve any support from the Electors of Byron .


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