WHILE many of us care about our community and shout complaints when we don’t like certain government decisions few of us ever contemplate putting our hand up to become a politician.
Why would you? You mightn’t have anything to hide, but who wants to open themselves up to a frustrated keyboard warrior looking to find any rubbish they can about your life.
I love Australia and what we have, but one thing which makes me frustrated is the fact we have so many who want to attack any person who is achieving.
Is this hate powered by jealousy or the fact that the anonymous accusers has never done anything to be proud of in their entire life.
The ongoing intimidation campaign against young Ipswich councillor, Nicole Jonic, is a disgrace which will only serve to discourage any decent candidate from coming forward for the next council elections.
I’m a firm believer that some of the candidates we were asked to vote for in Ipswich in recent years only put their hands up because the job offered great benefits and a six figure salary.
The mayor’s role of course is gold plated with a bulging $5000 weekly pay packet.
The politics surrounding council elections is now below gutter level.
Destroying an opposition candidate by searching government websites and leaking negative information to the press has become a common tactic.
It will be interesting to see who nominates for the next council elections in March,2024.
There is little doubt most currently in the positions will want another term and if they do it will be up to us to ask them some tough questions.
Have they been financially responsible and have they contributed towards trying to restore the positive image that Ipswich once enjoyed are my two big questions.
There are many more to be answered and over the coming months this paper will attempt to dig past the flowery press releases that pour out of the council offices to find out just who has been a winner and who has been a dud.
In the meantime if you know who Jonic’s worst enemy is please let me know.