Kwinana Courier - - Opinion -

IN ad­di­tion to their self-in­dul­gent trip to Ja­pan (at the ex­pense, of course, of ratepay­ers) the ar­ro­gant and out of touch Rock­ing­ham Coun­cil have spent a fur­ther $7439 cel­e­brat­ing the cash-sap­ping ten­ure of out­go­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive An­drew Ham­mond.

In essence, the cost of this mu­tual ad­mi­ra­tion and back-slap­ping event equates to the to­tal an­nual rates bill of around five hard­work­ing home­own­ers, who are al­ready strug­gling with mort­gages and es­ca­lat­ing costs of liv­ing.

Is it re­ally the role of or­di­nary peo­ple to sub­sidise the bon viveurs in lo­cal gov­ern­ment?

And when re­ceiv­ing the next glossy in­vi­ta­tion to pay the un­fair and ever-in­creas­ing rates bill, many prop­erty own­ers will un­doubt­edly re­mem­ber this lat­est piece of profli­gacy. DAVID RUDMAN Port Kennedy

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