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 Council employee cops it over Christmas tree
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 Posted: Nov 22 2017, 07:14 AM
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Tasmanian council employee cops it over Christmas tree vandalism Facebook tirade.

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Christmas tree flattened by vandals in Huonville. It is the second time the Huonville Christmas tree has been damaged.

A Tasmanian rural council has "counselled a staff member" over language used in a public Facebook post on the council page following the destruction by vandals of a Christmas tree.

On Monday, the Huon Valley Council Facebook page said the tree, which stood on the side of the road in Huonville, 38 kilometres south of Hobart, was knocked over as part of number of incidents over the weekend.

A lawnmower was set alight in a public toilet, while an oven put out as a free pickup for someone in need, was taken to a nearby skate park and also set on fire.

So incensed was a council employee they took to the Huon Valley Council's Facebook page with a rant against those responsible.

"OK, the challenge — try to write this and not get sacked," the post read. "This is beyond a joke and unacceptable.

"We all like to let our hair down and have a bit of fun — but you've got to draw a line when it impacts on other people in your community, a distinction some people obviously don't realise or care about. It really makes you wonder sometimes when a small minority of idiots can ruin things for the majority of us.


"We found the Christmas tree trashed, this time past the point of no return, so there's $3,000 gone and we're not replacing it."

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Lawnmower burned by vandals in Huonville. The public rallied behind the unnamed council employee who posted the rant.

"I apologise for the language used in the post if it offended anyone."

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-20/huon-valley-council-facebook-rant-over-christmas-vandalism/9170086

I find the vandalism offensive, the so called 'rant' comes from frustration. We are so politically correct aren't we... http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/rolleyes.gif


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 Posted: Nov 22 2017, 09:52 AM
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There sure are some disgusting individuals out there.

I would be supporting the council employee for having a rant about it.

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 Posted: Nov 22 2017, 10:07 AM
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Its becoming more & more difficult for people to hold back there frustration over these vandals and those who choose to try & change our social method of celebrating Christmas. Sad http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/mad.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/mad.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/mad.gif
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 Posted: Nov 22 2017, 11:15 AM
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Way to go mate nothing done by the so called law makers
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 Posted: Nov 22 2017, 03:37 PM
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I fail to see why the employee was "counselled".

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