Local government is pretty simple – rates, roads, and rubbish.

Local residents pay their rates and in return, local governments ensure pot holes are filled, bins are emptied and nature strips are mowed.

The task doesn’t call for world changers. On the contrary, the job requires people who are prepared to dedicate themselves to ensuring the basic essentials of life get done.

Fill holes.

Empty bins.

Keep the grass tidy.

None of this is to say that local government is not a very important role. As inner Sydney residents, whose bins went un-emptied for a month will testify, local government matters.

READ MORE ON THIS STORY HERE: https://jamesmacpherson.substack.com/p/local-government-the-refuge-of-small

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