Maroondah Journal: legal wrangle

By November 25, 2008No Comments

As the local council elections enter their final week, the Maroondah Journal has reported on the inaccurate claims made by Mary-Anne Lowe regarding my mobile phone usage.

Last Thursday, Cr Alex Makin’s solicitor sent a notice of intent to take legal action against Mullum candidate Mary-Anne Lowe, concerning an advertisement she placed in the Journal.

The action is in regard to false and inaccurate claims made over my mobile phone usage by Mary-Anne Lowe.

“While it is true that my mobile phone expenses are higher than the other councillors in Maroondah, the expenses are not near the figures that have been claimed,” he said.

One of the key roles in being a local councillor is connecting people into our community and working with local residents to secure results. Unfortunately some of my opponents seem to think that the community is unimportant and would rather rely on running mates and preference deals to secure election.

“I am hoping she will see the errors of her ways. If she publicly apologies, that’ll be the end of it,” Cr Makin said.

While there is the option of potential legal action, my first preference is to receive an apology in regard to the false claims that have been made.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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