Long term inaction and cover-ups


Many documents were tabled in Qld Parliament today by Member of Parliament Rob Pyne – not only putting Cairns FIRST; also putting every other region First. Representing all Queenslanders.

The only politician standing up for transparency and integrity.

Here is one of the many tabled documents to give you an idea on why an Independent Commission Against Corruption should immediately be established. Fraser Coast Regional Council is not the only Council in Queensland that needs investigating.

“The Department of Local Government and the Crime and Conduct Commission (CCC) have exacerbated the situation by their long term inaction and cover-ups which has left the staff and community at unacceptable risk physically, financially and emotionally.” Anonymous

Mayor Loft should be supported for exposing systemic corruption

Candidate for the Federal seat of Wide Bay and Advocate for the Fraser Coast region, Jannean Dean, today called for the community to get behind Mayor Chris Loft and other Councillors in their push to have allegations of corruption involving previous Councils investigated by the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CCC).

“It appears there are quite a few people keen to deflect the truth, agitate and steer the community away from having the facts disclosed,” Ms Dean said today.

“It takes great courage and integrity to walk through the front doors of the CCC and our Mayor has done just that.”

“Chris Loft has followed through with his election commitment to expose the ‘goings on’ of previous Fraser Coast Regional Councils.”

“It is of the utmost importance that we understand how things operate and I believe it is in our best interests to stop targeting the process and Councillors.”

“Unfortunately some people have been misguided and there is a great deal of misleading information being circulated.”

“Given this, it is imperative that we all support the Mayor and our current Councillors in their attempt to get to the bottom of things.”

“I have grave concerns that if the agitators get their way, the truth will never see the light of day.”

“Further to this, if we don’t stand united behind the Councillors we elected, our region will be destroyed and you know it will be us that have to foot the bill.”

“Too much has been covered up for too long. Questionable dealings and mirky arrangements have plagued our region for too long.”

“Mayor Chris Loft is determined to shed light on past practices and to hold people to account however he is facing a lot of pressure and push back from different parties.”

“It takes strength to do this knowing he will be targeted. The work on the investigation by the Mayor has taken hours and hours of research to uncover serious systematic anomalies.”

“I am extremely disappointed in the Queensland State Government.  It appears they have done nothing to assist the Mayor and this has given him no choice but to bring the matter to everyone’s attention.”

“I understand the Member for Maryborough, Bruce Saunders has not yet met with the Mayor and nor has he attended the Council offices in Hervey Bay.  I am advised however that a meeting has been scheduled for 28 September so it is the hope of the community that Mr Saunders gives our Council a decent hearing.”

“I am also led to believe that the Fraser Coast Regional Council (Council) has not supported the Mayor and nor has it provided staff to assist him in work needed to research serious issues of corruption.”

“This needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.  If the Council has nothing to hide then it should be supporting our Mayor to undertake his work in cleaning up the region.”

“I also urge everyone to exercise calm, stop, listen and be informed properly.  Let the process continue and we must also exercise patience as this will all take time.”

“I encourage anyone with any information that may assist with the Mayor’s investigations to contact either myself or the Mayor.”