Higher stan­dard needed from our lead­ers

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - Adrian Wone Bund­aberg

IF BUND­ABERG is to break free of the con­tin­u­ing down­ward spiral of our lo­cal econ­omy and youth un­em­ploy­ment fig­ures we must de­mand a higher stan­dard from our elected lead­ers. We need to find peo­ple of sub­stance and ideas to make a dif­fer­ence. In the end we get the kind of gov­er­nance we de­serve and the com­ing lo­cal govern­ment elec­tions is a good time to start to stop the rot. We pay th­ese peo­ple well to rep­re­sent us. So why do we con­tinue to get so many “sleep­ers” elected? Time per­haps, peo­ple, to start ask­ing the can­di­dates what pre­cisely are their plans for Bund­aberg’s fu­ture be­fore we elect them. Failed past politi­cians and “trust me” can­di­dates don’t do much for me. Give me a plan of ac­tion – a vi­sion per­haps – for the next few years of your em­ploy­ment with us and then I will con­sider a vote for you. Un­til then my vote will con­tinue to go straight to the rub­bish bin. Vot­ers – if you want the fat cats of the world de­sign­ing our fu­ture then be pre­pared for more and more of Aus­tralia to dis­ap­pear.

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