Fact Check: The truth about staffing in the City of Port Phillip
While the City of Port Phillip cuts executive positions, some candidates in this month’s election are campaigning on the fake claim that executive positions are increasing. Let's look at the facts.Read more
Fact Check: What is the value of rates?
Based on deliberate misinformation and fake news, some extremist groups pushing a fiscally conservative agenda are promising savage cuts to your services - by 30 percent including Council provided child care, social housing, hard rubbish collections, the arts and the environment.
Will their proposed cuts reduce rates and rents? Let's have a look at the facts.Read more
Fact Check - Is Port Phillip spending sensibly?
Those who say that our Council should only be concerned about roads, rates and rubbish are being overtaken by current events. The new Local Government Act requires councils to do much more than fix pot holes and empty bins. And yet, these voices continue to use tactics of fear and misinformation to push a radical agenda of service cuts and the privatisation of community assets, based on their mantra of 'wasteful spending'.
So, to be fair to all, let's take a closer look at Port Phillip's responsibilites and the range of vital services it delivers; then decide whether it is spending sensibly.Read more
Fact check: are Port Phillip rates excessive?