Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Topless bathing not an issue: Bondi mayor, by Georgina Robinson - The Sydney Morning Herald - 30th December 2008

Waverley Council Mayor Sally Betts says she is aghast at moves by state politicians to outlaw women from sunbathing topless on NSW beaches.

"We've got alcohol-related violence, we've got under-age drinking and anti-social behaviour in the public domain - those are really important issues," Ms Betts told Fairfax Radio Network.

"If the Reverend Nile really wants to help people he should focus on those issues."

Ms Betts said she was at the beach on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and did not notice any topless women.

But if it was a problem, she would have heard about it, she said.

"In Waverley, we have a very involved community. They complain about everything," she said.

"But nobody has complained to me about topless [women]."

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