Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Council Cops More Flak; MP Slams Minute Debacle

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Council Cops More Flak; MP Slams Minute Debacle

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Byline: Blake Antrobus Blake.Antrobus@apn.com.au

MARYBOROUGH MP Bruce Saunders has fiercely criticised the actions of the Fraser Coast Regional Council after a controversial mayoral minute resulted in a councillor resigning from the disaster management committee.

Mr Saunders said it was an indication that "nothing has changed" when informed about mayor Chris Loft's controversial mayoral minute to elect himself as deputy chair of the Local Disaster Management Committee.

The motion saw Cr Stuart Taylor resign from the position on Tuesday.

Earlier this year an adviser was appointed to the Fraser Coast Regional Council following governance problems -- a point of which Mr Saunders made specific mention.

"The adviser is gone one week, and look at what's happening," Mr Saunders said.

"The mayor's pulled a swiftie -- we're still seeing the council in shambles.

"It shows me nothing's changed."

Mr Saunders further said the matter was a poor indication of where the council was standing, calling it "a sad state of affairs". …

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