DEPUTY Opposition leader Tanya Plibersek made a lightning visit to the Byron Shire last week as guest speaker for a pre-women's day function and to officially launch the campaign of Paul Spooner, Labor candidate for the seat of Ballina in the upcoming state election.
Attended by more than 100 of Byron Shire's most fabulous women, the event was organised and hosted by Jodie Molloy, founder of Evolution Concierge and Horizon Byron Bay.
Ms Plibersek said there were two important things to consider on International Women's Day.
"Firstly our gratitude to the ground-breaking women who went before us," she said. "These women made sure we had a broader range of choices in our life and we have to consider our responsibilities toward the generation of young women coming after us."
She later joined Cr Spooner and a band of enthusiastic volunteers at the Byron Community Centre for the launch of his campaign.
"I am delighted to launch Paul's campaign because I think the community preselection process he went through to become the candidate allowed the community to test out the values of a candidate.
"His daily record of excellent service to the community through the community centre and as a Byron Shire councillor speaks for itself."
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