About Time

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY NEWS AND VIEWS -

Now that the CMC has de­liv­ered its find­ings and cleared ev­ery­one of the al­leged mis­use of NDRRA funds by the pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tion, the com­mu­nity can see that this has been noth­ing more than a bi­ased and vit­ri­olic per­sonal at­tack which was clearly un­founded.

Read­ers may re­call that it was re­ported that the CEO even went as far as pre­sent­ing to coun­cil a mo­tion that the WRC con­sider launch­ing a civil ac­tion against those con­cerned.

It is now time for those peo­ple who were re­spon­si­ble for in­sti­gat­ing this ac­tion to be held to ac­count.

Em­ploy­ees and their fam­i­lies who were in­volved have had to suf­fer an un­ac­cept­able level of per­sonal stress wait­ing for their names to be cleared.

Clearly Mayor Whit­ney and the CEO Mr. Scott Wa­ters have demon­strated once and for all that they do not have the eth­i­cal stan­dards and qual­i­ties that are re­quired to lead our com­mu­nity.

This fol­lows closely on the re­cent fi­asco in which the TLPI was mis­man­aged where the Deputy Premier had to step in and re­mind the mayor that coun­cil­lors were not to be in­tim­i­dated with threats of le­gal ac­tion.

As Gough Whit­lam once said “it’s time”.

It’s time that both th­ese per­sons be stood aside. Our com­mu­nity can no longer be sub­jected to this stan­dard of mal­ad­min­is­tra­tion and in­com­pe­tency. Ross Newell Pres­i­dent WRRA

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