Town al­ready ‘ex­ceeds re­quire­ments’

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

TOWN of Cam­bridge coun­cil­lors and staff have de­clared more than $6500 of gifts to date this year.

The value of the gifts range from $20 for tick­ets to a Methodist Ladies' Col­lege the­atre pro­duc­tion re­ceived by Mayor Keri Shan­non to $2800 for chief ex­ec­u­tive Jason Buck­ley to at­tend a Con­fer­ence of Ma­jor Su­per Funds (CMSF) con­fer­ence on the Gold Coast.

Mr Buck­ley is a board mem­ber of WA Su­per.

His trip east is the only travel dec­la­ra­tion so far.

Coun­cil­lors Jane Pow­ell, Tracey King, Cor­rine McRae and Mayor Keri Shan­non were treated to four tick­ets each to the value of $291.20 to watch singer Kate Ce­ber­ano per­form at the Quarry Am­phithe­atre in March and Cr McRae in February re­ceived six com­pli­men­tary tick­ets to the same venue to see the West Aus­tralian Bal­let.

Mr Buck­ley said there were no plans to pub­lish gifts de­clared prior to 2014.

“The gift reg­is­ter has been pub­lished on the Town's web­site since early December 2015, in an­tic­i­pa­tion of changes to the Lo­cal Government Act 1995 that re­quire lo­cal gov­ern­ments to pub­lish their reg­is­ters of gifts and con­tri­bu­tions to travel on the of­fi­cial lo­cal government web­site,” he said.

“We have cho­sen to ex­ceed these re­quire­ments by pub­lish­ing our gift reg­is­ter from early December 2015, back­dat­ing the gift reg­is­ter to in­clude en­tries from Jan­uary 2014 and pub­lish­ing, on­line, gifts re­ceived of $50 and above. We have well ex­ceeded the re­quire­ments of the Act.”

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