Liverpool’s managerial dismissal sparks job hunt

By Paul Hemsley

Sydney’s Liverpool City Council has confirmed it is looking for a new deputy general manager following the sudden departure of Matt Daniel.

The Western Sydney local government declined to detail the circumstances surrounding Mr Daniel’s exit, however a spokesperson told Government News that “his contract has ended with council”.

The spokesperson said it was believed that the role of deputy general manager will be advertised.

The vacation of Liverpool’s deputy general manager’s role follows reports in the Sydney Morning Herald that Mr Daniel had lost his job for failing to declare that he was an undischarged bankrupt.

The incident is unwanted negative publicity for local governments across the state which have converged on Sydney Town Hall for the Local Government NSW annual conference and election.

The issue is also looming as a headache for the state government with Mr Daniel being repeatedly linked to Liberal Party fundraising activities in reports from the SMH.

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