It is my opinion that any person who decides to stand for our council deserves congratulations, at least they have the courage to put their hand up and accept public scrutiny.

I disagree with J Robertson(Letters, August 31) when he says "it is important to know if these candidates have any business acumen".

My list of acumens for a candidate would have business experience well down the list. I prefer to see a demonstration of empathy for people, the ability to recognise the social needs of all sectors of our community, and the ability to see what is

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