This is an absolute shame. Paul Pisale has been a breath of fresh air for Ipswich. He does not deserve the pressure being applied to him.
One of Queensland’s longest serving mayors, Paul Pisasale, has resigned citing health concerns as he faces an investigation by the state’s corruption watchdog.
Cr Pisasale, the mayor of Ipswich since 2004, gave a press conference dressed in a hospital dressing gown at the city’s St Andrew’s Private Hospital on Tuesday morning to announce his resignation.
He said a recent episode of multiple sclerosis, which he has suffered for 26 years, had put him “up against the wall”.
“Now it’s my time to look after my health,” he told reporters.
His resignation comes amid a Crime and Misconduct Commission probe that reportedly relates to an incident interstate.
The Courier-Mail has reported Australian Federal Police have been involved in raids at several locations.
Deputy Mayor Paul Tully will take over as acting mayor.
Mr Pisasale has been an extremely popular mayor during his 13-year reign, winning more than 83 per cent of the vote at the last election.
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