Former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle ‘not medically fit’ to be interviewed over alleged sexual harassment

Former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle ‘not medically fit’ to be interviewed over alleged sexual harassment

Updated May 17, 2018 17:47:02 Former lord mayor Robert Doyle has been found unfit to be interviewed about sexual harassment allegations during his time with Melbourne Health. Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services gave Mr Doyle 10 days to respond to its request for him to attend an interview …

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 …

Hobart floods declared a natural disaster as Lord Mayor puts damage cost in ‘tens of millions’

Hobart floods declared a natural disaster as Lord Mayor puts damage cost in ‘tens of millions’

Updated May 14, 2018 19:36:25 Photo: Clean-up work was continuing in many areas. (ABC News: Tony King) The Federal Government has declared last week’s flood event in Hobart a natural disaster as the full extent of the damage becomes clearer. The Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements provide for assistance …

Macquarie Bank’s Martin Place development has Sydney Mayor Clover Moore ‘seriously concerned’

Macquarie Bank’s Martin Place development has Sydney Mayor Clover Moore ‘seriously concerned’

Updated May 07, 2018 16:22:33 Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore is “seriously concerned” planning rules are being bent to accommodate two large towers at Martin Place. The New South Wales Government has amended Sydney’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP), angering Cr Moore who says that decision is at odds with two …

Fraser Coast voters choose George Seymour as new Mayor in by-election, replacing sacked councillor, Chris Loft

Fraser Coast voters choose George Seymour as new Mayor in by-election, replacing sacked councillor, Chris Loft

Updated May 06, 2018 15:58:10 Photo: George Seymour has been elected as the new Mayor of the Fraser Coast Regional Council. (ABC Wide Bay: Eliza Goetze) Fraser Coast Regional Councillor and acting Mayor, George Seymour, has claimed victory in this weekend’s mayoral by-election, and will replace sacked councillor Chris Loft. …

Fraser Coast votes for a new Mayor to replace sacked councillor, Chris Loft

Fraser Coast votes for a new Mayor to replace sacked councillor, Chris Loft

Updated May 06, 2018 12:12:55 Photo: Acting Mayor George Seymour casts his vote with his wife at the Hervey Bay PCYC. (ABC Wide Bay: Eliza Goetze) Fraser Coast Regional Councillor and acting Mayor George Seymour will become the next Mayor of the Fraser Coast after yesterday’s by-election to replace sacked …

Ipswich Council to be sacked as Mayor stands down amid fraud charges

Ipswich Council to be sacked as Mayor stands down amid fraud charges

Updated May 03, 2018 10:49:39 Related Story: Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli charged with fraud The entire Ipswich City Council, west of Brisbane, will be sacked and administrators appointed, the Local Government Minister has announced. The announcement came hours after Mayor Andrew Antoniolli said he was standing down, a day after …

Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli stands down amid fraud charges

Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli stands down amid fraud charges

Updated May 03, 2018 09:21:35 Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli is standing down a day after being charged with fraud by Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission. He is facing seven counts of fraud for allegedly using council money to purchase auction items from charitable organisations over the past six years. More …

Ipswich council could be dissolved by minister after second mayor charged by CCC

Ipswich council could be dissolved by minister after second mayor charged by CCC

Updated May 03, 2018 05:55:06 Photo: Front entrance of Ipswich City Council chambers, west of Brisbane, in September 2017. (ABC News: Jennifer Huxley) Related Story: Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli charged with fraud There is growing pressure on Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe to dissolve Ipswich City Council after Mayor Andrew …

Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli charged with fraud by CCC

Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli charged with fraud by CCC

Updated May 02, 2018 17:26:04 Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli has been charged with a number of fraud offences after an investigation by Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission. The 47-year-old was taken to the Ipswich City watch house this afternoon where he was charged. He is facing seven counts of fraud …