Local Government Amendment (Conduct) Bill 2012 [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 24 October 2012 in the NSW Upper House. The full debate can be seen online here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [9.39 p.m.]: On behalf of The Greens I speak to the Local Government Amendment (Conduct) Bill 2012. I think all members of this Chamber,...
Positive first steps on local government code of conduct reform

Positive first steps on local government code of conduct reform

In answers to questions on notice asked by the Greens in this year’s budget estimates session, the government has revealed that local councils will now be required to document and report on code of conduct complaints made in their area. The questions on notice...
Councillor found guilty of criticising fellow councillors

Councillor found guilty of criticising fellow councillors

Gosford City Greens Councillor Peter Freewater has been found to have breached the council’s ‘Code of Conduct’ policy for publically criticising decisions made by the majority of councillors. As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald With the NSW...