New faces nominate for Brewarrina Council


Brewarrina Shire Council election candidates Donna Jeffries, Trish Frail, Lily Shearer, and Vivian Slack-Smith. Photo contributed

In Brewarrina, ten candidates are vying for nine council seats, which will mean some enthusiastic campaigning on a range of issues.

The candidates include four women, a father and son and some seasoned campaigners.

Among them will be the future Mayor, following the announcement that long standing Brewarrina Mayor, Phillip O’Connor will not be standing.

Trish Frail is a passionate Brewarrina resident, and proud Ngemba woman, who is one of the most well-known newcomers on the ballot.

Trish runs the successful Thulii Ngemba cafe in town, is a committed anti-nuclear activist and environmentalist, and is campaigning for a council seat on the Greens ticket.

“I chose to stand as a Greens candidate because I am dedicated to the environment and my anti-nuclear campaign and the Greens were very helpful in supporting me with that,” she said.

“I looked at the Greens policy and I really liked what they were all about and decided I would rather be associated with the Greens than running as an independent.”

Trish said she had a vision for Brewarrina to become a progressive community with opportunities for new business and enterprises.


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