Questions go beyond legalities


THE terms “compliance with policy” and “within the regulatory framework” were referred to at the recent Wellington Shire Council meeting regarding the approval of planning permits for 40 metre high NBN towers at McLoughlins Beach and Yarram which community members voiced their concerns about.

It reminded me of this quote from Martin Luther King in his ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’:

“We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was ‘legal’ and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was ‘illegal’. It was ‘illegal’ to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler’s Germany.”

When will the Wellington Shire Council start supporting our communities before it supports the big multinational, multi-million dollar corporations?