A north coast Liberal MLC launched an extraordinary attack on a Byron Shire Councillor and the Byron Bay Community Centre under parliamentary privilege in the Upper House on Wednesday.
An affordable housing summit at the Cavanbah Sports Centre last Friday saw a healthy turnout and a full day of talks and Q&A with industry professionals, both local and interstate.
Opponents of coal seam gas mining are calling on Lismore MP Thomas George to explain why a major exploration licence is still active in the northern rivers region. Their demand comes as a Byron shire councillor is attempting to ban any council investment in CSG.
A vote for Labor’s Paul Spooner in the seat of Ballina would be a wasted vote, according to the Greens’ candidate for the seat, Tamara Smith, who has announced the Greens would buy the Ocean Shores Roundhouse site for community land.
The battle for Ballina has stepped up a notch with the Labor party promising to make land available for a world-class indoor sports centre in the town.
Paul Spooner, Labor candidate for Ballina. The rail trail is an excellent initiative that should benefit both locals and tourists, and I think it will be well frequented. But we shouldn’t rip up the existing train lines to make the corridor solely a bike trail.
In my role as the general manager of Byron Community Centre I have worked with those most vulnerable in our community. I want to be your representative in state Parliament so I can be an effective voice for our community.... Read More →
The NSW Labor Party has upped the ante in its bid to win the state seat of Ballina, promising a $7.3 million upgrade of Ballina hospital and $30 million for local schools.
A contingent of Byron Bay community workers and supporters rolled into Lismore yesterday to join a regional protest against the slashing of funding for the poorest in our community by the Abbott and Baird governments.
If elected, NSW Labor will take plans for the West Byron development back to the drawing board, according to its Ballina candidate Paul Spooner.
A Labor state government would commit $1 million towards the construction of a new Marine Rescue tower for Ballina, double what the National Party has offered if returned to power.
Paul Spooner, Labor Candidate for Ballina. It was good to see that Luke Foley, the new leader of NSW Labor signalled last week a shift in his views on same-sex marriage saying he has an ‘an open mind’ and would continue to reflect on the issue. This is commendable in a leader.
NSW Labor leader John Robertson, in Lismore yesterday, called for elections to be fully funded by the public to prevent a ‘donations for decisions’ culture. The announcement followed a Greens demand to stop political donations by mining companies.
Paul Spooner, Labor Candidate for Ballina. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the 2,317 people who participated in the first ever community preselection for the state seat of Ballina, a seat extending from Yelgun in the north to Wardell in the south.
A dear friend of mine recently came up with the term 'The Party is Over'. This article is dedicated to her hard and selfless work against the corrosive and destructive CSG mining industries.
Byron Shire councillor Paul Spooner has been selected as Labor’s candidate for Ballina for next year's state election.
Arts Northern Rivers has announced the unanimous election of Byron Shire Cr Paul Spooner as the new chair of the Board. He replaces outgoing chair, Ballina Cr Susan Meehan.
Byron Shire councillor and manager of the Byron Bay Community Centre, Paul Spooner, is the first to announce intentions to contest the NSW seat of Ballina for next year’s state election.
Paul Spooner, Byron Shire councillor. It appears that all people in the Byron Shire are not to be treated equally when it comes to deciding whether to put rocks on public land at Belongil beach.
The recent article on the Belongil rock wall project saying it was open for comment unfortunately is misleading to residents, as there won't be any public consultation..