THE RATEPAYERS provide the funds to employ councillors and council staff and as employers they are entitled to a complete, transparent report covering all aspects of council involvement in the Douglas Aerospace fiasco.
For too long we have relied on innuendo and rumours as to where the responsibility for council becoming a money lender lies.
Irrespective of the possibility of tarnished reputations, this report must be published immediately.
If councillors refuse to do this, they should resign en masse or face the distinct possibility of having a petition being forwarded to the minister for local government requesting their dismissal.
I WOULD hate to be a policeman. Their job entails dealing on a 24/7 basis with the no-hoper elements in our society.
The enemy within – Muslim terrorists and drug-crazed morons – would think nothing of killing or maiming our law enforcement officers.
However, despite the risk they face every day, they get the least protection from those who should know better. I’m referring to our politicians and members of the judiciary.
Some of the sentences handed down in the local courts are little more than a joke. Even the Ashmont residents put the bleeding-heart magistrates at the top of their list for the out-of-control crime in their suburb.
Our politicians have got to forget about their lurks and perks and their over-generous pensions and put the welfare of their constituents first.
I WOULD ask Wagga council when it can be arranged for the recycling of plastic bags through the current recycling system.
I am positive that that the fact that plastic bags cannot be recycled through the current system causes plastic bags to be placed in the normal rubbish bins, thus taking up landfill at the waste management centre.
A minor issue but one council could take action on to assist in good environmental practices.
MR TURNBULL’S takeover as Prime Minister is generally considered a rebuff to the “right” and a victory for the “left”. That’s odd.
Before entering politics, Mr Abbott worked for a living as a journalist.
Mr Abbott also did, and still does, unpaid work as an active volunteer fire-fighter, a volunteer life-saver, an organiser of “Pollie Pedal” (a yearly charity bike ride raising money for breast cancer) and as a volunteer worker in Queensland Aboriginal settlements on several occasions.
And Mr Turnbull? Before entering politics, Mr Turnbull made himself rich as a merchant banker.
Doesn’t that mean buying money cheap and selling it dear?
Isn’t it about as far “right” as you can go without getting locked up?
THE POPE’S visit to America saw him address Congress and the United Nations.
He was well received by the masses.
In Congress, he said more needs to be done for the poor, but failed to mention the squillions of dollars locked up at the Vatican that could be disposed of and the money distributed to alleviate poverty.
He seems to have invented a new commandment; stopping the flood of refugees was a sin. I can’t recall that one in scripture.
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