Skip to content

Lawyers, L0cal Government and a lorry-load of loot…

September 9, 2016

Maybe I am just being financially naïve, but having read with alarm this week’s  Messenger newspaper article, headed “The high price of legal advice” , I  wonder whether it would not be  better for all the State’s Councils to get together and found their own  firm of legal eagles. It might JUST be possible to pare down the horrendous advice bills that the third tier of government has to meet each year.

For example (and this is only the expenditure for five of our multitudinous bodies)

BURNSIDE: Excelled itself in the field, with a grand (make that not so grand) total of $374,000, as against the previous year’s payout of $503,000.  Hot on the heels came…

UNLEY: with $288,000.

TEA TREE GULLY: $233,000.

CAMPBELLTOWN: $190,000.

And last, miserly…

NORWOOD,  PAYNEHAM and ST PETERS:  $185,000.

To make matters worse, in beautiful Burnside the squabble over whether Councillor Ford should or should not erect a $3000 shade umbrella for his car cost considerably more than the legal bill…

 

 

_

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: