Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shame on you Examiner for this callous article

Excerpts below from the Examiner online article - "Unknown reasons behind Bleaney's council resignation" - 16 Nov, 2010 08:41 AM ............
............."COUNCILLOR Alison Bleaney resigned from the Break O'Day Council yesterday, just 11 months into her three-year term.............The reason behind Cr Bleaney's resignation is unknown, as she was unavailable for comment yesterday. However, her husband Michael passed away on October 24.............Two separate Code of Conduct complaints were also recently filed against Cr Bleaney and her fellow nine councillors for not complying with the provisions of the Council Code of Conduct in performing the functions and exercising the powers of a councillor"......Read the full anonymous article here  
Note the Examiner has not provided a facility to comment on this article online.
Compare the Examiner's barbed and heartless report (above) with the ABC news report on the Bleaney resignation. (below)

From ABC online
Professional differences prompts councillor to quit -
Posted Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:56pm AEDT
A prominent Tasmanian east coast councillor and environmental campaigner has resigned from the Break O'Day Council, saying she can not work with the Mayor.
St Helens GP Dr Alison Bleaney was elected to the council in December.
She has gained a national reputation for her vocal comments about the source of chemicals and pesticides in waterways. Doctor Bleaney apologised to her backers but says she had to resign. "I really have no confidence at all in the ability of our present mayor to lead the Break O'Day Council effectively and innovatively into 2010 and beyond," she said.
The Mayor, Robert Legge, has been contacted for comment.
Doctor Bleaney says the recent deaths of her mother and husband also contributed to her decision.

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