Resolutions to vote for in 2017
IN 2017, we must make leadership decisions that will have a bearing on our future. The state election on March 11 looms as the first test of public leadership and our appreciation for it. The question electors should be asking is whether 2017 is a time for change or a time for continuance. In October, ratepayers will appoint community leaders at local government elections. In recent weeks, the leadership of several metropolitan councils have faced noconfidence motions from disenfranchised ratepayers. Such acts rarely cause immediate change. Voter turnout is traditionally less than 40 per cent, so there’s opportunity for more people to promote community leadership. So, among your resolutions for 2017, ensuring strong leadership across your community – from your state to council and family – should be high on everyone’s agenda.
Matt Zis Editor-in-Chief