Campaign saves Casino police job
THE administrative assistant’s position at the Casino Police Station has been retained.
It was under threat as part of a State Government cost-cutting exercise.
However, the people of Casino rallied to save the position after it was revealed the police station could be closed to the public up to three days a week and police officers forced off the beat and back into the station if the job was axed.
They wrote letters of protest to Police Minister Tony Kelly and circulated petitions demanding the position be retained.
Marlene Wright, who has been the one and only administrative assistant at the station for the past 10 years, was advised two weeks ago that her job had been retained.
However, two other administrative positions – one at Lismore and one at Ballina – have been axed.
“I want to thank the community for all their support,” Ms Wright said last week.
“It was incredible.
“People wrote letters which (Clarence MP) Steve Cansdell presented to Tony Kelly and there was at least one petition that I was aware of.”