Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

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.

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