Cabal is denying us our voices
Once again Mal McFetridge ( 19/ 12) has echoed the opinion of a great many of the ratepayers of Rockingham.
For too long now there has been a cabal of councillors tipping out confidentiality and calling it “protocol” and denying the true representation of the populace.
If a councillor can voice a representative opinion at an open council meeting then that same opinion should be vocalised at any time, particularly by the councillor, otherwise he/ she cannot be seen to be representing a body of people and therefore not be judged on their performance as a councillor.
Adversely, if he/ she cannot voice an opinion then people are being suppressed in their wants/ needs.
This movement by WALGA contributes nothing to good governance or justice being seen to be done. WALGA might want to be called an association but is increasingly looking like a union of control freaks or worse.
It is not difficult to imagine why Mal McFetridge left the council, which in my opinion was tragic.