Better to speak facts not fiction

I HAVE been reading comments made by Fiona Phillips from Callala Beach (SCR Letters, June 25) about Jo Gash. Perhaps it would be prudent for Ms Phillips to quote facts, not fiction.First of all, why does Ms Phillips not come out and tell people she is a council candidate so her comments can be put into perspective?Then why has Ms Phillips not once criticised the current mayor, Paul Green, and our sitting Member for Kiama Gareth Ward for having dual roles for the past 16 months, which they will continue to hold until the next election?Both are drawing the same wage as Mrs Gash as well as council allowances and their expenses paid for.Both have stated publicly, on many occasions, how beneficial it is have dual roles yet, Ms Phillips, not a peep out of you.It would be both factual and fair of you to acknowledge where Jo Gash has said that if any overlapping occurs, any allowances she gets from council will go into a trust fund for the community – no double dipping.Then it should be known that the federal election can be called at any time but certainly by the middle of next year.It should also be known that between now and February there are 24 weeks of no sitting dates for parliament and there is a preselected Liberal candidate, Ann Sudmalis, who will no doubt be of assistance.I was also of the belief that all politics is local. Thank goodness in Jo Gash we have a local member who really does care about us as a community regardless of state and federal politics.Her 16 years has certainly proven that.S. Smith,Bomaderry.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.