One way of dealing with ratbag council officials

This is one way of dealing with ratbag council officials and their jobsworth attitude.

AN IRATE ratepayer has taken out his anger on the City of Gosnells by picking up a council car with a forklift and moving it – with two staff inside. 

His “moment of madness” was captured on video and posted on LiveLeak early today – instantly attracting nearly 50,000 views.

The video was taken on Tuesday, September 3, on a property in Kenwick where owners Graham and Sandra Palmer and the City of Gosnells have been in a dispute over the use of the land since December 2010.

The Palmers were successfully prosecuted by the City over their unapproved developments, fined $50,000 and ordered to pay $10,000 in court costs, but are now appealing the decision in the Supreme Court.

The video begins with the two council workers getting out of a silver four-wheel-drive parked on a gravel driveway near a truck and shipping container. The City of Gosnells claims that moments earlier, the two staffers were in the car when it was first elevated from the ground.

The video shows a yellow forklift approaching and lifting the car and moving it backwards away from a truck. A council worker quickly moves out of the way.

A man’s voice is heard saying “You’re joking . . . I got it mate” while in the background another person is heard shouting “Get off or I’ll call the police”.

The forklift is then seen carrying the four-wheel-drive down a driveway while it’s former occupants stand dumbfounded.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.