WORKING TOGETHER: Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale and Blair MP Shayne Neumann.
WORKING TOGETHER: Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale and Blair MP Shayne Neumann. Rob Williams

Pisasale 'battled with MS for a very long time'

FEDERAL Member for Blair Shayne Neumann paid tribute to long-serving mayor Paul Pisasale's achievements over the past 13 years.

Mr Neumann said he wanted to wish Mr Pisasale and his family all the best for the future.

"He has battled with MS for a very long time now," he said.

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"He has rendered a great service to the people of Ipswich and been a great salesman for our city during that time."

Mr Neumann said he had every faith in Acting Mayor Paul Tully, who he said was a "safe pair of hands" to leave the city in for the interim period.

"He's the longest serving councillor in Queensland," Mr Neumann said.

State MP for Ipswich Jennifer Howard mirrored Mr Neumann's sentiments.

"There is no doubt Paul has been a very hard worker as mayor, following on from John Nugent," Ms Howard said.

"He has been a force in Ipswich after picking up the reins 13 years ago.

"Ipswich has become known far and wide as a result of his advocacy and hard work.

"I'm shocked about the announcement and I just want to wish him and his family well."



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