I have a great deal of respect for Mark Willacy's Walkley Award winning journalism, and particularly his work on the Iraq war and Japan. When he called regarding a story on the Gold Coast, I agreed to chat on the basis I was able to speak not just about controversy, but the great things that are happening in our city.
I spent a few hours with Mark and his team several weeks ago, and I don't know what will air tonight after the editing is done. I hope some of my commentary about our thriving economy and post-Games opportunities will be part of the broadcast.
If you're tuning into Four Corners at 830pm tonight, and you have questions for me, please post them here. As I have been since 2012 when I was elected, you can expect transparency and respectful debate here on Facebook. Any posts containing profanity or content that might be considered defamatory will be deleted. I've only banned 6 people in 5 years (for repeated profanity or Police matters). Please be professional (or clever) about your posts.
Respectfully, I will not answer questions about the conduct of other Councillors, all of whom I expect will remain my colleagues until 2020, based on my observations of their decisions in the context of the Local Government Act (and despite our differences of opinion).
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