A question of ‘morals’

MORALS are defined in the Macquarie Dictionary as “principles or habits with respect to right or wrong conduct; ethics”.

When an elected community representative resigns from public office on grounds of ‘morals’, it clearly suggests a serious breach of conduct has occurred.

This was the written reason – along with “personal priorities and beliefs” – given by veteran Cr Paula Greenway in her surprise resignation from the Toodyay Shire Council on April 1.

It raises questions of serious concern for all members of the community and leaves the remaining councillors in an awkward situation.

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