We’re after the full bullying report

The Fraser Coast Regional Council handed out the results of the long-awaited investigation into staff bullying on Tuesday.

In just four sentences the council press release dismissed the claims of bullying, saying they had no substantiation.

Council members probably hoped that would be the end of the matter.

Well, they are wrong.

The Chronicle doesn’t accept that a four-sentence statement is a fitting response to such a serious investigation.

As such we will be lodging a freedom of information action seeking a copy of the investigation’s full findings.

Mayor Mick Kruger informed us yesterday that he couldn’t supply the report to us because it was confidential.

Let’s all protect Vic’s shark

The first thing I recognised when I first drove into Hervey Bay four months ago was Vic Hislop’s Shark emporium.

Since that time I have driven past it on dozens of occasions and no matter what time of the day it has been I have seen numerous visitors posing for pictures besides the fibreglass Great White shark and speedboat.

Hislop’s shark attraction has gained national recognition sitting alongside such notable structures as Coffs Harbour’s Big Banana, Goulburn’s Big Merino and Cairns’s Giant Marlin.

For that reason we led with the story on Wednesday revealing that local hoons were continuing to try to destroy the icon.

As a community we need to help Vic out and keep a watchful eye on just who is loitering around the tourist attraction late at night.

We need to give them a blast of the horn and tell them to get on their way or, better still, phone the police and let them handle these idiots.

The last thing Hervey Bay needs is for Vic to pack up shop and another high rise to spring up on the corner of the Esplanade.



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