Mayor faces legal threat
A WHITSUNDAY woman who lodged a complaint against the mayor with the Crime and Misconduct Commission is now threatening to take legal action against him.
Toni Robinson-Randall lodged a submission to the CMC in August against Whitsunday Regional Mayor, Cr Mike Brunker.
She now says she has consulted a solicitor and that a letter of compliance has been sent to the mayor asking for a full public apology following comments he made at a recent council meeting.
Mrs Randall said the mayor breached the Privacy Act when he asked a question about her former employment.
During question time at last Wednesday's meeting at the Whitsunday PCYC, Cr Brunker asked Mrs Randall why the tax office had never heard of her.
According to Mrs Robinson- Randall, she was previously an auditor with the Australian Taxation Office.
She says the mayor has breached the Privacy Act by probing her former employer.
However, Cr Brunker remains unfazed by the threat of legal action.
“She can go her hardest,” he said.
He said that Mrs Randall had said at a previous council meeting that she formerly worked for the tax department and that he was trying to make her accountable.