Using Showgrounds to house refugees not on
I AM not happy with the suggestion reported in the September 15 edition that the Showgrounds be used to accommodate Syrian refugees.
It is the Federal Government’s responsibility and only it has the capacity to enlarge the budget deficit to fund the intake.
If I were a Claremont ratepayer, I would be asking for my rates back, since it is not the council’s mandate to fund these types of activities.
Jock Barker appears happy to spend ratepayer money supporting this.