CMC announces inquiry into council



THE Crime and Misconduct Commission announced on Tuesday will hold a public hearing into allegations concerning the Gold Coast City Council election held in March last year.

The decision to hold a public inquiry was made during a meeting held by the Commission last Friday following the CMC's investigation to date into the matter.

The public inquiry will investigate allegations concerning councillors of the Gold Coast City Council suggesting possible breaches of provisions of the Local Government Act 1993, including the possible misleading of voters, alleged breaches of the provisions dealing with disclosures of election gifts and possible failures to declare material personal interests.

The inquiry will also use the results of its investigation to look at possible recommendations to enhance the standards of integrity and conduct in local government councils generally.

The CMC is yet to finalise the inquiry's terms of reference and the timing of the public hearing.

So far, the CMC has served 30 notices on individuals and organisations requiring them to provide information and documents rele- vant to the CMCs investigation.



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