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I don’t think I’ve ever had anything to do with Brimbank Council. I worked with a lot of councils when I sold local government software for Fujitsu and Infomaster. I swore that, if humanly possible, I’d never sell into local government again. Why? Because they procrastinate over the most insignificant amounts of expenditure and it seems half the council needs to get involved in the decision.

It’s a pity, because the majority of people that work at the coal face in local government are fantastic people. The people I’ve come across in my emergency services activities are generally fantastic.

But for some reason, local government councillors persist in getting involved in their ridiculous petty politics. I absolutely pissed myself laughing when I saw this cartoon in The Age this morning – it’s so relevant to many local governments across Australia.

The Age Cartoon

Ladies and Gentlemen. For goodness sake, recognise that your little part of the political world is simply that. Little. And insignificant. Get on and provide the services that we elected you to do and for which we pay our rates every quarter.

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