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Byron Shire
January 21, 2022

Response to Ian Cohen and Paul Jones

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Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

Other News

Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

A new group out of Byron, Band Called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing extraordinary in that, apart from the fact that two of the members have just completed Year Ten and the other two have just complete Year Nine

The Lord and that ‘dance’

Two things happened during the last week that perfectly illustrate the federal government’s position on religious discrimination in Australia.

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.

Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.

I am proud to be running as Labor’s mayoral candidate for Byron Shire, with a great team that comes from every part of our community. Our local Labor branch has been in Byron Bay for 100 years. We know this place, we love this place and will (and do) fight hard for this place.

Ian Cohen, Paul Jones and the Greens Party have again resorted to tired old tropes about the Labor party when, after 18 years of Greens Party mayors, our local Council still has 68 per cent of its financial investments in fossil fuels. This is a total failure of responsible governance. Labor-led Councils in the Inner West and Newcastle have led the way in actually divesting from fossil fuels.

It is too easy to criticise, it is easy to just say ‘no’, it is easy to protest. It is harder to govern effectively. It is harder to do the real work of coming up with solutions to difficult problems. It is harder to bring together people from different backgrounds and opinions and forge a consensus.

This hard work is what our Labor team will bring to the table. We must grasp our future is in our hands, or else others will make decisions for us. Whining from the sidelines will not achieve what our community needs.


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