Trendy Melbourne City Council is haunted by plans to spend $ 200,000 in tax money to prove it is ‘LGBTI friendly’
- Port Phillip Council has disbursed the money for Rainbow Tick accreditation
- The tick proves it is ‘committed to a safe, inclusive practice for LGBTQIA + people’
- Green Councilor Katherine Copsey is behind the timely and costly proposal
- The proposal has been rejected by locals as ‘theft from interest payers’ and ‘obscene’
A congregation in an affluent part of Melbourne has received fierce backlash from locals for spending $ 200,000 in taxpayers’ money to prove it supports the LGBTI + community.
Port Phillip Council plans to issue the ‘obscene’ amount for a Rainbow Tick accreditation to show that it is ‘committed to a safe, inclusive practice for LGBTQIA + people’.
Greens Alderman Katherine Copsey is behind the time-consuming and costly proposal, which could take up to two years to be accredited by the Quality Innovation Performance.
The taxpayer would pay the $ 200,000 bill, which goes to a project supervisor who trains and temporarily replaces staff while they complete the training.
Port Phillip Council is distributing the money for a Rainbow Tick accreditation to demonstrate that it is “committed to a safe, inclusive practice for LGBTQIA + people.” Pictured: Mayor Bernadene Voss (center) and her councilors unveil the city’s rainbow road in St Kilda in 2018
Greens Councilor Katherine Copsey is behind the timely and costly proposal, which can take up to two years to be accredited by the Quality Innovation Performance
The proposal has been rejected by locals as’ theft from the payer ‘and placing’ vigilant ’causes above residents’ needs.
‘How on earth can they get away with this insulting theft from the paying party?’ Said a local.
“The council must do the right thing and resign, she [are] no sense of what the rates should be charged for, ”said another.
“What an obscene waste of taxpayers’ money and in no way justifiable,” said another.
“A small minority cheered by a left-wing-dominated council, paid for by the majority who don’t want it,” wrote a fourth resident.
Whoever made this decision should be fired or forced to repay this fund. Delusional when many people have trouble keeping the light on. ‘
Institute of Public Affairs’ Bella d’Abrera said the plan is’ nothing more than signaling empty virtues’.
The city of Port Phillip earns approximately $ 180,000 every year during its Pride March through Fitzroy Street
“ While the city is still recovering from the coronavirus, with local residents losing jobs, including city officials, it is outrageous that Port Phillip Council would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on (this), ” she told the Herald Sun.
It shows that the council’s priorities are so distorted and out of touch with reality that it would rather spend money on awake causes than cut tariffs for the local population.
The city of Port Phillip earns approximately $ 180,000 every year during its Pride March through Fitzroy Street.
In 2017, the council funneled $ 13 million towards Australia’s first Pride Center – a hub for the LGBTI community.