Wanneroo Times - - Opinion - ALAN MULLER, Heathridge

THE elec­tion cam­paign be­tween Rob John­son and Al­bert Ja­cob for the mayor of Joon­dalup is look­ing to me like Alien ver­sus Preda­tor.

Mr John­son presided over some of the most dra­co­nian laws ever passed in this state that we still have. His bit­ter be­trayal of his own party spoke volumes.

Mr Ja­cob showed noth­ing but con­tempt for WA vot­ers and tax­pay­ers when he presided over bull­doz­ers start­ing up for the build­ing of Roe 8, just a few months out from an elec­tion the Lib­er­als knew they were on track to lose. The level of ar­ro­gance and fi­nan­cial in­com­pe­tence of the Bar­nett gov­ern­ment be­came leg­endary and we are still deal­ing with the dam­age and will be for years to come. As a re­sult I would not trust Mr Ja­cob to be in charge of the en­vi­ron­ment or the fi­nances of Joon­dalup.

Re­li­gious be­liefs are a per­sonal is­sue. It only be­comes a prob­lem when a politi­cian puts their ‘faith’ above rep­re­sent­ing the will of the peo­ple of their own elec­torate. If the gay mar­riage sur­vey postal vote hap­pens, I be­lieve Ian Good­e­nough would be pre­pared to over­rule a yes vote in the seat of Moore be­cause of his own per­sonal re­li­gious be­liefs. Now that is a prob­lem. Where is the democ­racy in that?

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