Us­ing Show­grounds to house refugees not on

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - David Mor­timer, Ned­lands.

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.

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