Misconduct allegations trivial, says councillor Chris Loft

COUNCILLOR Chris Loft has sought legal advice and will fight "trivial" misconduct allegations claiming he influenced other councillors to provide financial support to Maryborough's Military and Colonial Museum.

The Chronicle spoke to Cr Loft on Friday and he was disappointed with the outcome of Mayor Gerard O'Connell's investigation into complaints made against him.

Cr Loft was forced to apologise for calling Fraser Coast Opportunities a cancer, disclosing private information and influencing councillors to provide financial support to the museum.

"I've been 34 years in business and this is the first time these sorts of so-called charges have been pushed against me," he said.

He claimed the complaints made against him were vague.

"I haven't seen the detail of it," he said.

"We're getting down to a bit of a kangaroo court stuff."

Cr O'Connell referred Cr Loft to the Department of Local Government after a complaint that he used information received from private business activity to influence councillors to provide financial support to the museum.

After museum owner John Meyers requested the council would consider buying the building, Cr Loft wanted their numbers to be known.

"I was aware of the figures of the running of the military museum, which is not a business - it is a not-for-profit organisation," he said.

"That one I think is the biggest non-event of all."



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