Councillors behaving badly put on notice

The NSW Government has released a draft of an updated Model Code of Conduct for councillors and council staff in the state. It has been released for consultation, with submissions closing on 4 December. In a press release titled ‘Crackdown on badly behaved councillors’, Local Government Minister Gabrielle Upton said most councillors do the right […]

Conflict of interest disclosures draw fire in West

Western Australian local governments are demanding answers as to why the state government has stealthily suspended the requirement to declare conflicts of interest for the group reviewing the structure of metropolitan councils.

Wynne calls for comment on conflict of interest rules

By Staff Writer The Victorian State Government has called on councillors, council officers and peak bodies to provide comment on the conflict of interest rules for councils. “The Brumby Labor Government last year introduced new legislation to strengthen local democracy and to provide clarity to councillors and the public on the standards of behaviour expected […]


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