AKO TRIP COMES AS NO SURPRISE
THE plans for the Ako delegation trip shouldn't really be a surprise to anyone.
From the very top echelon of government, we have a Prime Minister who is determined to bankrupt the country, so what hope is there that relatively lowly and self-indulgent local councillors will do the correct thing?
If the estimated $35,000 for the Japanese holiday is covered within the Global Friendship Committee budget; what is the total allocated funding for this department? It must be astronomical.
A cynic might say that if Rockingham Council didn't waste our cash on this, they'll waste it on something else. More to the point, the Australian Constitution does not recognise 'local government' and in two referendums, the last being in 1988, the electorate rejected a proposal for recognition of a third tier of government, i.e. councils.
Australian councils use the 1995 Local Government Act to grab property owners' money under the misnomer of 'rates'