OPINION: The tough questions will be asked

THE Fraser Coast Chronicle was not invited to Chris Loft's mayoral announcement on Wednesday.

It has been a policy from the Loft camp for several months that they stay quiet when approached by the Chronicle.

That does not bother me.

The Chronicle had the announcement online Wednesday before anyone else.

In minutes from his campaign meeting held on October 20, point one noted that Cr Loft should "ignore Hayden at this stage".

Now Cr Loft, I don't take this personally.

I thank you for holding this paper in such high regard at your meeting.

I do take offence on behalf of ratepayers to you ignoring this paper and them because of a piece I wrote last month on your ability to back flip.

The Fraser Coast Chronicle will not stop asking the hard questions and holding all Mayoral candidates to their comments - even if they don't want to answer them.

As the council elections get closer this paper will ask every councillor and candidate the hard questions over their history and plans for the future.

Candidates, setting your phone to silent to avoid the tough questions won't do you any favours.

Ratepayers deserve honest answers. There is a lot more to come in this riveting battle for Mayor of the Fraser Coast. May the best man or woman win.



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