The leafy northern suburbs of the Banyule municipality have been rocked by a vicious attack perpetrated on state Labor MP Craig Langdon by the husband of Councillor Jennifer Mulholland.
The revitalised Herald Sun reports Langdon was brutally assaulted by the hard-faced hubby involved in the waste management industry, David Mulholland at an RSL function held in the city.
The Victoria Police have been called in to investigate the Mulhollands over the complaint.
A well informed source familiar with the Mulhollands’ form says the husband would only ever operate under strict instruction from his “domineering” wife, a former political opponent of Langdon who polled surprisingly well as an independent in Ivanhoe pulling some 10% of the vote by scare-campaigning about people charged with crimes who were found not guilty by reason of mental impairment and ordered to be placed in a secure wing of a local hospital. Mulholland did her best to demonise them for political gain.
SANE Australia, a charity that works to reduce misunderstandings about those suffering mental illness, condemned the councillor, described as an “opportunistic grub” by local critics, over her scaremongering remarks about the mentally ill.
The charity expressed concern that Jennifer Mulholland’s hate-speech about the mentally ill was both “alarmist and inappropriate”.
In further developments, Cr Mulholland has been accused of exploiting her children in the current council contest.
When Craig Langdon – the victim of the vicious assault described previously – was leaving the Banyule pre-poll, the councillor invented a tall tale that the MP had attempted to run down one of her children.
VEXNEWS has learned when the councillor dragged one of her sons down to local Police to complain that the officers were none too impressed. They declined to investigate the matter, with the lingering prospect that the nineteen year old son, Evan Mulholland, and the councillor could be later prosecuted for making a false report to Police.