ONE YEAR AGO...

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

VOICES of dis­sent could be heard at the site of the Airlie Beach fore­shore mar­kets this time last year.

The protesters ob­jected to a pro­posal by the Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil to move the mar­kets to Fairy Tree Park.

The Save Our Fore­shore group sup­ported mar­ket stall­hold­ers and a pe­ti­tion with more than 1000 sig­na­tures was de­liv­ered to Cr John Collins stat­ing the case that the mar­kets re­main at their cur­rent site.

In the lead-up to the fed­eral elec­tion, can­di­dates for the seat of Dawson pitched their views on elec­tion is­sues to vot­ers.

A rowdy de­bate en­sued over Ge­orge Chris­tensen’s de­nial of cli­mate change and his be­lief that co­ral bleach­ing was caused by an El Nino weather pat­tern.

The mar­kets did re­main and Mr Chris­tensen did win the elec­tion.

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