Thursday, 17 August 2017

BASIL FITCH: Media Release

Today I announce that I have written an OPEN LETTER to the premier of Tasmania in regard to my deep concerns to  do Launceston City Council's accountability. CLICK HERE

I have placed my letter on the Internet and I ask anyone reading it, and who shares my concerns, to also write to the Premier telling him of their own issues to do with Local Govt. in Tasmania and Launceston's Council.

I have come to the position that Local Govt in Tasmania is at a crisis point and that no council more than Launceston City Council is in deeper trouble when it comes to accountability.

As a consequence of my arriving at this understanding, and having discussed the issues with people around me, I am persuaded that Imust either put up for election for the next council election in 2018 or shut up. 

I have decided to stand even though I will be 81 at the time of the election. If elected I will donate my council allowance to charity. 

In the meantime, I will start work on putting together a team of independent candidates and mentors who will stand alongside me. Also, I will be working with anyone who wishes to become a part of this exercise torecruit people to work on the team.

Over the coming days, weeks and months I will be sending out more information about my concerns and my candidacy.

For more information:
  • Phone: 03 – 6344 2688
  • eMail:

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Basil! You have the support of many concerned citizens of Launceston, many of whom are also ratepayers who are concerned about the way their rates and taxes are being managed.The fact that people don't know who their Aldermen,perhaps I should say Councillors are, speaks for itself. They have been silenced! Good Luck Basil!