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Our island home: panel to assess submissions on Lord Howe electoral district redistribution | Port Macquarie News




A PANEL has heard from concerned residents and representatives from leading political parties about proposals to shift electoral boundaries which could see Lord Howe Island rezoned from Port Macquarie into Sydney. A public hearing was held in Sydney on April 30 and included statements by representatives from the Australian Labor Party (NSW Branch), The Greens NSW, the NSW Nationals, and the Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division). More than 34 submissions were received over the proposal to move Lord Howe Island from the Port Macquarie electoral district to Sydney. Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams is leading the battle to keep Lord Howe Island within her electorate. Mrs Williams made a submission to “strongly oppose…

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