Greens councillor refuses to apologise for encouraging public to break the law
A call between Ben Fordham and a Greens councillor has turned fiery, after he repeatedly refused to apologise for endorsing vandalism.
Jonathan Sri is a Greens councillor in Brisbane and has come under fire after he endorsed and encouraged vandalising advertising on bus shelters.
“I’m not surprised when I hear that disgruntled residents are vandalising advertising on bus shelters,” Mr Sri said.
“In fact, I wish it happened more often.”
His comments followed a decision to renew advertising contracts for bus shelters in Brisbane’s CBD.
Mr Sri is angry about council signing off on a 12-year agreement, telling Ben Fordham residents are being left in the dark.
But despite Ben pushing him repeatedly to apologise for his comments, the councillor refuses.
Ben: “Why don’t you take some personal responsibility for your comment… by apologising for encouraging people to break the law.”
Councillor Sri: “Whom am I apologising to, the advertising company?”
Click PLAY below to hear the fiery call