Council Prayers

prayer

Regarding the recent Mayoral prayer breakfast hosted by our Lord Mayor and his deputy and paid for by the ratepayers of Port Stephens, I would like to suggest that our elected representatives might care to look up the definition of “representative”.

I would also suggest that they familiarize themselves with the Local Government Act 1993 – Section 8 (Council Charter) which contains, among other things, the following guidelines;

• to exercise its functions in a manner that is consistent with and actively promotes the principles of multiculturalism

• to exercise its functions in a manner that is consistent with and promotes social justice principles of equity, access, participation and rights

In light of these recommendations I look forward to the next mayoral prayer breakfast having a representative sample of Atheists, Muslims, Hindus, Scientologists and Jedi Knights.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1800312/looking-up-act-will-throw-light/

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