O’Rourke must explain
WHAT people may not realise is the high personal cost for individuals to enter a ballot in a bid for selection as a political representative.
Coralee O’Rourke must quantify the union endorsement in the lead- up to the 2015 state election.
As quoted by Coralee ( TB, July 3), “It is not unusual for unions to support candidates ... and for candidates to be employed by the union during the campaign period.”
It may not be unusual Coralee, however constituents are entitled to trans- parency and to know the details of your union exposure or the level of benefit you have received to support your living expenses, with no return to the union, while standing for election.
If union members, the workers, have footed the bill for you to live while campaigning, come clean and divulge the details.
Perhaps you are concerned by your level of exposure to what may be perceived a bribe.
STEVEN ISLES, Bushland Beach.