A news article in the Gazette on Dec. 17 stated that a Councillor from the Douglas Shire was under investigation by the Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal for “serious misconduct”.
Since then, there has been no further report on this matter that I have noticed.
The stated issues were confidentiality breach, failing to act impartially or honestly and misuse of information acquired in connection with performance of responsibilities as a councillor.
Given that all four current councillors and the mayor are all seeking re-election at this month’s election, the community has a right to be advised who this councillor is.
It appears the tribunal has reached a conclusion on the matter but will not report it until April, well after the election.
We do not need this style of person in council if they have been found in breach as indicated in the initial report.