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Janelle Saffin holds the seat of Lismore

Janelle Saffin is in the lead for the seat of Lismore after yesterday's state election. Although preroll and postal votes are yet to be counted, it’s hard to imagine Saffin’s position changing.

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‘After Disaster’ film and live concert, March 27 

Working with kids from both The Pocket Primary and Upper Main Arm Primary in the aftermath of the 2022 floods, Janet Swain saw a need to support these kids, many of whom had experienced the full force of the floods and landslips, not once, but twice. 

Harmony Week – Global Beats

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My apologies for my silence, but it appears there are issues not up for discussion.

So with a state election coming, how about the transport Issue? Are we allowed to comment on it? We all know that our local roads are already congested. If it was good enough for the authorities to remove our rail lines for a bike track… why don’t they now remove the total city rail network and tell the people to ride bikes? It would appear that our needs are different from the cities’.

I want a one-word answer, ‘yes’ or’ no’, no polywaffle.

My question to all candidates running is this: ‘Do you support bringing back light rail, to connect all of the Far North Coast to the South-East Queensland network? ‘Yes’ or ‘No’?

Our road network is totally congested… it is beyond a joke, but so far not one candidate has bothered to mention doing anything about it. It will only get worse, which would be hard to believe. My request to all voters is to eliminate all candidates who have no vision in saying ‘No’. Thus, only consider the candidates who answer ‘Yes’.

Mike Yarrow, Byangum

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  1. I’d be far more interested in your apology for inciting trail haters by counselling them to put tacks on the trail and offering advice on how not to be caught in your recent letters to The Echo.

    From the Commonwealth Criminal Code:

    11.2 Complicity and common purpose
    (1) A person who aids, abets, counsels or procures the commission of an offence by another person is taken to have committed that offence and is punishable accordingly.

    (2) For the person to be guilty:
    (a) the person’s conduct must have in fact aided, abetted, counselled or procured the commission of the offence by the other person; and
    (b) the offence must have been committed by the other person.

    (3) For the person to be guilty, the person must have intended that:
    (a) his or her conduct would aid, abet, counsel or procure the commission of any offence (including its fault elements) of the type the other person committed; or
    (b) his or her conduct would aid, abet, counsel or procure the commission of an offence and have been reckless about the commission of the offence (including its fault elements) that the other person in fact committed.

    Not so clever after all Mike?

    Any trail users who have had their tyres punctured by upholstery tacks are encouraged to make a report to Crime Stoppers.


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