GROUP IS­SUES

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

AS a voter in the Bel­mont elec­torate, I have re­ceived a let­ter­box drop autho­rised by a Pa­trick Gorman.

This let­ter por­trays the La­bor can­di­date (Cassie Rowe) as a great com­mu­nity worker through the Bel­mont Com­mu­nity Group.

Other than the odd ex­pen­sive ad­ver­tis­ing and let­ter drops fea­tur­ing large photos of her­self, I am un­aware of any pos­i­tive work she, or the group, has done for the peo­ple of Bel­mont, in­clud­ing those em­ployed in the rac­ing in­dus­try, where it was the lo­cal mem­ber, Glenys God­frey, who voted in Par­lia­ment to pro­tect their wel­fare.

I have raised the is­sue at a Bel­mont Coun­cil meet­ing as to the bona fides and fi­nanc­ing of this so-called com­mu­nity group, which had no elec­tions or public meet­ings, no avail­able mem­ber­ship lists or fees, yet fi­nances to pur­chase ad­ver­tis­ing, which some mem­bers, who are also coun­cil­lors, no doubt were well aware of but re­fused to an­swer.

Surely the elec­tors of Bel­mont are en­ti­tled to know who funded this group and its de facto elec­tion cam­paign for their chair­per­son. WIL­SON TUCKEY, As­cot.

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