“I call on any of the Gang of Seven Aldermen, Mr Brooks or Ms Iskandarli, holding any other role of governance within our community to immediately resign; their position should now be untenable.”

Today’s release of the Board of Inquiry report finally provides the community with some insight into the appalling situation that had been created by a group of seven compliant Aldermen supporting a General Manager who was shown to consistently behave in an unprofessional and unethical manner by the Board of Inquiry.

The release of the report marks the closing chapter to one of the darkest periods in Local Government in Tasmania, and I am extremely proud to have withstood, ongoing professional, personal and legal threats to final be able show the public what has gone on.

This report highlights a culture of secrecy, incompetency and unethical behaviour by both the two most senior managers of Council, and the Gang of Seven.

This marks an opportunity for the community to know make an informed decision in the upcoming election, and it is important they do not allow any of the Gang of Seven to be re-elected to Council.

I call on any of the Gang of Seven Aldermen, Mr Brooks or Ms Iskandarli, holding any other role of governance within our community to immediately resign; their position should now be untenable.

They have time and time again proven that they had little understanding of the role, and have been found to have acted regularly unethically.

There is no place for that kind of incompetence and lack of ethics within community or business governance roles.

I would like to thank Kristie Johnston for the enormous courage she has shown in continuing to hold her ground for such a sustained period against a group who only wanted the hide the truth from the public.

The community would never have seen the true extent of this crisis had Kristie, together with Jan Dunsby, and myself, not stood up in the face of others self-interest.
Matt Stevenson candidate for Deputy Mayor and Alderman GCC