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Reform needed to deliver electric trucks in Australia

With the aim of getting more electric-powered trucks on Australian roads, the Electric Vehicle Council and the Australian Trucking Association have collaborated to develop the policies necessary to drive Australian trucking into an electric future.

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Food for thought?

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Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

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Keith Duncan, Pimlico

Congratulations must go to the newly elected Ballina Mayor and councillors; especially to the Cadwallader ‘Independent’ team. Apart from some obviously ‘unintentional’ claims by Sharon and her ‘Independent’ team, most probably ‘taken out of context’ that ‘the Greens and Labor were going to have us all drinking toilet water and would plunder the Alstonville aquifer’ they simply ran an extraordinarily faultless, well organized, well resourced, well-funded and well-staffed campaign, (for ‘Independents’).

Now it’s certainly not unreasonable for many voters to be highly suspicious of candidates with strong links to the Nationals posing as ‘Independents’ given the present distrust of politicians like Scott Morrison and his Coalition Government, and especially the National Party, who are becoming experts at deceptive behaviour, especially ‘pork-barrelling’ and rorting of public money in order to win elections. But really, the Nationals also have a long history of having great leaders like Doug Anthony and Tim Fischer.

Why then would they now suddenly hide behind the independent banner with such an intelligent, honest, upstanding, capable and immensely popular leader like Barnaby Joyce and such progressive MPs like the irrefutably ethical and unequivocally incorruptible Bridget McKenzie, and such innovative, ambitious climate change policies spearheading Australia’s ground-breaking ‘clean coal’ commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050? Seriously, good luck Ballina.

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  1. Yes good luck Ballina
    Your council has declared a Climate emergency without ratepayers Input
    and are spending your ratepayers money
    Without and factual proof and scientific
    Proof that a Climate emergency exists
    In the shire .. ask the Questions shire residents ask your newly elected Mayor ..
    Speakup ..


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