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An ivory tower is ok if the door is left open


The Beagle Editor

Many in the Community nominate for election at State, Local and National levels on the pretense that, if they get elected, they will communicate and represent voters at State, Local and National levels of Government. They will be the voice of the people or voters they claim to represent, not the voice of bureaucracy. What really happens though; when elections are over the elected have a change in language; the claims they made or make to get voters sucked in go by the wayside. They get paid public servants to do their thinking and writing for them. Most of them don’t respond to correspondence at all themselves. Some have a computer generated acknowledgement that means nothing, with no further communication whatsoever. My own Federal member is one such example.

Many rely on staff in the public sector to reply but never follow up on the matters communicated to them in writing. It’s really no wonder many elected community representatives are publicly criticised as they are. They are elected to participate with the communities for community benefits; not personal benefits; aren’t they ?

Allan Brown

Catalina


#Opinion #Council

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