Former Whitsunday Mayor Mike Brunker.
Former Whitsunday Mayor Mike Brunker. Sharon Smallwood

Brunker clears name on council record

FORMER Whitsunday Mayor Mike Brunker was successful in his motion to have council accept the findings of a forensic analysis of allegations made against him in his term at the helm.

First written three-and-a-half years ago, Mr Brunker said the council of the time had "voted to hide" the report's findings, which indicated no wrongdoing.

"The last four years I've been vexatiously attacked in the media by the previous administration for the way in which the finances were perceived to be handled," he said at yesterday's council meeting in Proserpine.

"I do hope that after today my local staff can accept the truth has been delivered and on record for all to see, and hopefully can move on with their successful careers without fear or favour that they've performed to the best of their abilities for the old Bowen Shire and for a short period the Whitsunday region."


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