Cr Byrne grilled on ‘conduct breach’ over GM sacking
TWEED Shire councillor Carolyn Byrne has been grilled by a Division of Local Government investigator to determine whether she breached the council's code of conduct when revealing details about the sacking of ex-general manager David Keenan.
Cr Byrne had her own legal counsel for the interview on Monday, which lasted more than an hour.
The investigator has 28 days to report his recommendations to the council, which could include no action or that she be counselled, fined or suspended.
Cr Byrne is being investigated over an affidavit in which she allegedly revealed what happened during a meeting when Mr Keenan was sacked by a majority of councillors.
Cr Byrne registered as a whistle-blower with ICAC prior to releasing the document, extracts of which were published in the Daily News.
The unidentified complainant argued her protection was removed by releasing information to the media via a third party.