Fat jibe was last straw: councillor told to apologise to Exclusive Brethren

By David Marr
Updated November 9 2012 - 7:09pm, first published February 18 2011 - 2:15pm
Jibes ... Ron Arkcoll with his wife, Joanne, and children.
Jibes ... Ron Arkcoll with his wife, Joanne, and children.

THE Exclusive Brethren have been called terrible things in their time, but "fat" was too much for Ron Arkcoll, of Goulburn. He took action. This week, after a long and expensive inquiry, the Mulwaree Shire Council censured Councillor Geoff (Peto) Peterson for intimidating, harassing and abusing the local brethren leader by calling him fat one afternoon last September in the stairwell of the council offices.

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