Ipswich, Logan mayors face suspension ‘within days’ under new local government laws

Ipswich, Logan mayors face suspension ‘within days’ under new local government laws

Updated May 18, 2018 08:58:49 Five Queensland mayors and councillors, including Logan Mayor Luke Smith and Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli, will be taking the “tough medicine” of immediate suspension after new laws passed in State Parliament last night, the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) says. The laws, which passed …

Logan Mayor Luke Smith likely to be suspended if changes pass Queensland’s Parliament

Logan Mayor Luke Smith likely to be suspended if changes pass Queensland’s Parliament

Updated May 14, 2018 05:49:46 The mayor of Australia’s sixth largest council will most likely be stood down as soon as changes to ministerial powers pass through Queensland’s Parliament, government sources have told the ABC. Under the changes, mayors and councillors charged with serious integrity offences would be automatically suspended …

Logan City councillor failed to declare campaign donations for more than two years

Logan City councillor failed to declare campaign donations for more than two years

Updated May 11, 2018 08:00:21 A prominent Logan City councillor did not declare more than $10,000 in campaign donations for more than two years, including gifts from a planning firm, property developer and a Taiwanese investment corporation, the ABC can reveal. Key points: Councillor Russell Lutton amended his donations declaration …

Mother-of-two sues Logan Hospital after being left a partial paraplegic

Mother-of-two sues Logan Hospital after being left a partial paraplegic

Updated April 16, 2018 07:03:02 Photo: Rachael Baker is seeking compensation from Logan Hospital for alleged misdiagnosis (ABC News: Liz Pickering) A mother of two claims she is now a partial paraplegic because Logan Hospital allegedly failed to properly investigate and diagnose a spinal infection before it caused permanent injury. …

Travel expense concerns, clashes with Logan Mayor revealed in sacked CEO’s legal documents

Travel expense concerns, clashes with Logan Mayor revealed in sacked CEO’s legal documents

Updated March 29, 2018 10:28:55 Photo: Ms Kelsey is now pursuing the matter with the QIRC in a bid to be reinstated as CEO. (ABC News: Leonie Mellor) Related Story: Logan City Council sacks chief executive officer Clashes with Logan Mayor Luke Smith and concerns over travel expenses are among …

Logan Mayor Luke Smith refuses to stand down amid corruption allegations

Logan Mayor Luke Smith refuses to stand down amid corruption allegations

Posted March 27, 2018 18:41:37 Logan City Council Mayor Luke Smith says he will continue running the city — albeit in a limited capacity — despite fellow councillors calling for him to stand down amid official corruption charges. Cr Smith said he would no longer participate in meetings regarding development …

Logan mayor Luke Smith charged by Queensland corruption watchdog

Logan mayor Luke Smith charged by Queensland corruption watchdog

Email By Mark Willacy Updated March 26, 2018 12:26:36 Photo: Logan Mayor Luke Smith has been charged. (Facebook: Luke Smith) Map: Logan Central 4114 Logan City Mayor Luke Smith has been charged by the Crime and Corruption Commission in relation to Operation Belcarra. The Mayor’s lawyer has told the ABC …