One size does not fit all

Isis Town and Country - - OPINION - Liz Carson Edi­tor

SMALL businesses in re­gional towns re­ally are the lifeblood that keep the lo­cal econ­omy tick­ing over.

But there is no doubt that it can be hard yakka.

Es­pe­cially when businesses are pe­nalised for some­thing they aren’t even do­ing.

I con­grat­u­late new Childers Cham­ber of Com­merce pres­i­dent Troy Ma­dle for query­ing this new fee that could po­ten­tially cost his busi­ness hun­dreds of dol­lars.

Yes, he has a vested in­ter­est as it af­fects his own busi­ness, but what about all the other businesses it af­fects?

We all need lead­ers in our com­mu­nity to be the ones to stand up and say that some­thing’s not right here.

But credit where credit’s due: the Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil has said it will re­visit the pol­icy and re­con­sider the fee struc­ture.

A one-size-fits-all ap­proach doesn’t al­ways work and the grey ar­eas need to be looked at.

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