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Copycat driving risk from car rally

Local residents of the Tweed and Kyogle areas are concerned about the risk of dangerous copycat driving in the lead up, during and after the planned Repco Rally Australia in September.

What you can do: Attend meeting in Uki at 12noon Sat 11 April,
contact no.rally[AT]yahoo.com.

World Rally Australia due to come screaming through Australia's hottest biodiversity spot

A lot of people have concerns about the General Manager of Tweed Shire Council, Mike Rayner, and his Director's role with the controversial World Rally Australia Pty Ltd, due to come screaming through Australia's hottest biodiversity spot, the Green Caldera, where 2/3rds of our species are endangered. Isn't it a conflict of interest to be serving local residents in his capacity at council and also serving a Pty Ltd business and accommodating them in a council building?

See also: "NSW spin doctors find another frog to save" by Alex Mitchell in Crikey of 11 Mar 09, "Kyogle residents fight World Rally motor race" of 7  Mar 09.

Kyogle residents fight World Rally motor race

Residents of the Kyogle district of NSW, just south of the Queensland border, are organising to protect their way of life and local wildlife from the threat of an FIA World Rally motor race scheduled to be held in September 2009.

Contents: A Kyogle district resident states the case against the motor race, The Repco FIA World Championship Rally is More Than a Koala can Bear, How the Kyogle District Chamber of Commerce, Rally Australia and the Kyogle Council imposed the motor race on local residents.

See also: "Tweed Shire Council General Manager, Director of World Rally Australia?" of 8 Apr 09, "World Rally is too noisy say residents" in the Sligo Champion of 19 Nov 08, "Damaged bridge 'won't impact on rally'" in the Leitrim Observer of 16 Jan 09, "Failure in bid to divert rally" in the Irish Independent of 11 Dec 08, "World Youth Day wash up" of 5 Feb 09 about how the supposedly cash-strapped NSW government, which is subsidising the rally in Northern NSW, squandered AU$120 million on World Youth Day last year.

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