Suspension not warranted
Politicians, ministers, councillors, heads of government agencies — we learn that so many of them feel entitled to spend taxpayer and ratepayer money on themselves.
Now I am appalled that the Exmouth Shire Council has been suspended under threat of dismissal for unwittingly breaking a rule.
Certainly rules are rules but these people did not benefit personally, they were merely doing something for our town, as they have always done.
I have not noticed that any of them are living a luxurious lifestyle at ratepayer expense but I have noticed that they have made a tremendous difference to the amenities of our town in the 11 years that I have lived here, using very limited funds from our small number of ratepayers.
Our councillors do not deserve to be treated like naughty children, told that they need more training.
I am satisfied with the service they have been giving Exmouth as responsible citizens with common sense just like the rest of us — only the rest of us are happy to leave it to someone else to undertake the work of running the town.
However, I for one, don’t want that to be some outsider with no personal interest in Exmouth, and I don’t see how Exmouth is going to benefit from having a commissioner.
Ningaloo Centre construction in Exmouth.