Last day as a journalist brings the truth about council

YESTERDAY was a day for beginnings and endings.

It was the first day in the life of the new council, and it was my last day in journalism.

I started in journalism in 1972, so it has been a good run.

And though I haven't worked continuously as a journalist all those years - things like two years in the army, driving a taxi and being Queensland's worst health insurance salesman intervened - I've always thought of myself as a journalist.

Some of my best memories are of the 15 or so years I was the council reporter.

I have got to know many of the councillors very well, and despite what many people believe they are not there for their own benefit.

Every single one has been there to do what they can for the region.

Anyone who doubts that should put their hand up for election.



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