Briefly, I cannot believe this woman's attitude.
She has been newly-elected a Councillor and is demanding a subsidy for childcare so she can attend the weekly meetings.
Didn't she research what the role entailed before applying?
When I ran for parliament my children were very young. I took the serious and somewhat uncomfortable step of asking my parents if they would consider moving close to us before I undertook the decision to run. The children and I would need their support. In the event (thankfully in retrospect) the need didn't arise. The point is you make your own arrangements and fund them...unless of course you are an entitlist.
I am just glad she isn't in my electorate. That kind of hand-out solution to the first problem she encounters does not auger well for her ongoing performance.
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