Vic property council executive resigns

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The head of a Victorian property lobby group has resigned, citing stress after she was accused of making racially insensitive jokes at a gala dinner.

The Property Council of Australia accepted Victorian executive director Danni Hunter's resignation on Tuesday.

In a post on social media, she said it would be no surprise to anyone that the events of recent weeks were incredibly stressful and greatly impacted her.

"As a result, I have made the difficult decision to resign my position as Victorian Executive Director of the Property Council," Ms Hunter wrote.

"I'll be taking some time off to consider my future career path and enjoy some overdue time as mum-on-duty."

Ms Hunter apologised to staff after making two comments that were perceived to be racially offensive at the council's gala dinner at Crown's Palladium in June, according to The Age.

The council has supported staff and Ms Hunter, and maintained confidential processes in accordance with its "robust policies and procedures", it said in a statement.

The organisation also cited stress and publicity surrounding recent events as the reason for Ms Hunter's resignation.

"We thank Danni for her strong advocacy and contribution during her time with the organisation and wish her well for her future," the council said.

"The Property Council is an organisation that is committed to our values. These set out who we are as an organisation and the standard we expect of our people."

The property council's ACT executive director Adina Cirson has been appointed to the Victorian position as an interim measure, and will start in the role on Monday, August 8.

The recruitment process for Ms Hunter's position will begin shortly, the council said.

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