Local councillors who put their own political and personal interests above ratepayers before this year’s elections could be potentially removed from office as part an expanded set of powers given to the watchdog.
By Angus Thompson
NSW Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock (above) has urged the state’s 1300 councillors to “take a good look at themselves”, saying the government had no tolerance for “petty politics” in the months preceding the September election.
“Ratepayers rightfully expect high standards of leadership and behaviour from their elected representatives,” she said.
Read the full story, published at The Sydney Morning Herald, today here; https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/take-a-good-look-minister-issues-warning-ahead-of-council-elections-20210301-p576v1.html