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January 21, 2022

Bullshit detectors needed

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Eva Ramsey says she will be her own woman on Ballina Council

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Well well; we have a true Scepticarius in the mayoral race after all – a curmudgeonly and doggedly forensic sceptic at that. John Anderson’s (Fast Buck$) two-page spread, ‘Rorts Central’ displays the deep probing of the bureaucracy that anyone aspiring to be a councillor or mayor should be prepared to support.

If his claimed facts are true then his conclusions about the competence of elected councillors and mayors of recent times are unavoidable. If false, then he would be knowingly putting himself at legal risk; he’s surely too smart for that? And if his claimed facts are true then ratepayers are mugged again and again and the environmental despoliation inevitable with major developments exacerbated. Anderson does this stuff for no personal gain, no career pay-off.

So my questions for all Council candidates are: How do you respond to the issues John Anderson has raised? If elected, are you prepared to ask the kind of questions he asks and to apply your bullshit detectors to every bland, evasive, soporific response? Are you prepared to vote ‘No’ and persist where there is any doubt? It’s a hard and thankless job. Thanks those who do it in good faith and do it well.

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby


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