EDITORIAL COMMENT Times are tough for most, but Whittlesea Council insisted last week in introducing the maximum possible 2 per cent rates increase for local residents. Administrator Lydia Wilson is applying plenty of public relations spin to ‘sell’ the $214.8 million budget to locals. A document on the Whittlesea Council website highlights the initiatives:• $11.99
This is in no way expressed as a threat, but simply as a statement of fact. There were many in all tiers of authority who could have helped local media operators and employees better survive their way through the devastating economic crisis brought by the Coronavirus pandemic. Many media outlets will never re-open. We will!