I WRITE in response to an article (Gippsland Times 31/5) in regards to the recognition of local government in the Australian Constitution.
As correctly stated, this vote has failed in two previous attempts in 1974 and again in 1988, as voted by the people.
Since the Constitution is the bases of our laws and it does not recognise local government, does the question need to be asked, is there a council anywhere in Australia that has legal standing?
Are we in fact being subjected to unlawfully excessive rates?
I say vote no, Australia.