Dungog rate payer brings dead wallaby to meeting

Dungog Council will “roo” the day they approved the Brisbane Grove subdivision on Martins Creek Road at Paterson.

Irate ratepayer Kevin Rudd brought a dead wallaby into this week’s council meeting, leaving blood stains on the floor.

Mr Rudd, who addressed the meeting about a modification to a development application, was halfway through his speech when he went to the door and took a large hessian bag from a person waiting outside.

He threw the bag into the middle of the room and then lifted the dead wallaby from the bag by its tail.

He told the meeting that the 21-lot subdivision by Brisbane Grove Rural would result in wildlife being “dispersed from their natural habitat”.

A number of people in the gallery left the room during the outburst, which continued for more than five minutes. Council staff cleaned the blood from the carpet after the meeting.

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