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Information about councillor misconduct

Most code of conduct breaches are dealt with by councils. However, the misconduct provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 allow the Office of Local Government to also investigate code of conduct breaches. Councils must refer complaints about some types of breaches to the Office for action. Councils may also refer serious misconduct to the Office for a stronger penalty after it has been dealt with under the council’s code of conduct .

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Statements of Reasons

Published Description
21 April 2016

Statement of Reasons and Order for deciding to reprimand and suspend the councillor’s right to be paid any fee or other remuneration under Section 440I – Councillor Graham Meineke of Lismore City Council

04 June 2015 Statement of Reasons and Order for deciding to impose a period of suspension under Section 440I – Councillor John Tough of Narrabri Shire Council
04 June 2015 Statement of Reasons and Order for deciding to suspend the councillor’s right to be paid any fee or other remuneration under Section 440I – Councillor Bob Graham of Wyong Shire Council
08 January 2013 Statement of Reasons for deciding to impose a period of suspension under Section 440K - Councillor Stephen Smith of Gunnedah Shire Council
08 January 2013 Statement of Reasons for deciding to impose a period of suspension under Section 440K - Councillor Hans Allgayer of Gunnedah Shire Council
10 October 2012 Statement of Reasons for deciding not to impose a period of suspension - Councillor John Tate of Newcastle City Council
13 August 2012 Statement of Reasons for deciding not to impose a period of suspension – Councillor Paul Nichols of Singleton Council
06 March 2012 Order and Statement of Reasons for suspension of Councillor Kevin Crameri of Penrith City Council

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