Catherine Moore At a time when large expanses of coral are bleaching, temperature records keep being broken, extreme weather events are no longer unusual, and there is general agreement around the world that we need to move away from fossil fuels, the decision by the Queensland ALP Government and the Federal Coalition Government before that to approve the Adani coal mine is obscene and abhorrent.
Cr Paul Cockram Here is a message from the Front. The enemy sent their final ultimatum demanding our surrender but we politely declined. Or to put it another way, as I said at a recent Goulburn Mulwarree public meeting, the State government has a gun to Palerang’s head and we’re gambling on ‘click’ rather than ‘blam!’
Pete Harrison, former Mayor Palerang I guess it can’t be said to have come as a great surprise, but as I have said elsewhere, it was certainly a disappointing outcome, to say the least. With independent financial advice provided to both Councils indicating that a merger would be ill-advised, and in the face of the recommendation from the Independent Local Government Review Panel that mergers should proceed only where they can be shown to make, amongst other things, a “substantial contribution to addressing financial problems” the NSW Government went its own way.
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