ELECTION: Should our council candidates receive training?
TO REDUCE 'misinformed' promises Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders is calling on his State Government to provide 'candidate training' before the March 19 council polls.
Concerned candidates could make 'deceptive' promises, Mr Saunders has written to the Deputy Premier and Local Government Minister Jackie Trad.
Mr Saunders said all candidates should be briefed prior to the election day.
"As soon as possible after February 19 there should be training provided to candidates and councillors regarding their very serious obligations and responsibility as Local Government representatives," he said.
"With a large portion of people walking through my office door complaining about Local Government issues lets nip this in the bud to ensure we get good representation and governance for the next four years.
Should council candidates receive training?
This poll ended on 09 February 2016.
Yes, they need to know a councillor's responsibilities
No, leave the training until after the election for the successful candidates
I'm not sure
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
"It may sound feasible and be of a populist nature which could confuse the constituents into voting for a candidate that has made either misinformed or deceptive promises during their campaign."
Candidates elected to Local Government receive a briefing from the Department of Local Government about their responsibilities in the weeks after the election.