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Alice Chen

Comment on Release of Auditor-General’s Report on CT Management Procurement by Glenorchy City Council

I welcome today the release of the Auditor-General’s Report into Procurement of CT Management Pty Ltd by Glenorchy City Council. This long awaited report clearly finds that the General Manager, Mr Peter Brooks, has failed to comply with basic legislative and regulatory requirements in relation to procurement of goods and services. Particularly concerning is the Auditor-General’s finding of evidence that...
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Response to Leaking of BOI Report

When: 11am Wednesday 28 June 2017 (today) Where: Glenorchy City Council lawns I t is disappointing that the Board of Inquiry report appears to have been leaked to the media rather than released appropriately at the conclusion of this process by the Minister. However the community can now see for themselves what the independent Board of Inquiry has found based...
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Statement On Suspension Of GCC

T he Minister for Local Government, Mr Peter Gutwein, has today advised me that he has suspended all Glenorchy City Council aldermen. Let me be clear – for the protection of the community this is the right thing to do. It has been a privilege to serve this community as their Mayor. My paramount concern has always been the best...
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Move To Shut Down Community Voice Slammed

M ayor Kristie Johnston, Ald Matt Stevenson and Ald Jan Dunsby will today take up the fight to save Glenorchy City Council’s long-running community precinct system when Council considers a Notice of Motion proposed by Ald David Pearce to shut them down. Mayor Johnston described the proposal as a blatant attempt to silence the voice of the ratepayers. Glenorchy City...
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Decision Of Director Of Local Government- Adjournment

EMBARGOED UNTIL 3.15PM, 11 MARCH, 2015 The Director for Local Government today found my actions with regard to the Special Council Meeting on 5 February, 2015, to be completely valid and legal. The Director, Philip Hoysted, found that I acted legally and he has concluded that: I was, and am, entitled to receive the CT Management Report The meeting was...
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Validity Of Illegal Decision

A t the Council meeting today I will be providing Council with the legal advice that I personally sought from Leigh Sealy SC, former Solicitor-General, in relation to the breaches of the Local Government Act and Meeting Procedures Regulations. Mr Sealy’s advice highlights the potential and real risk of liability to Council and aldermen individually and the “legal peril” that...
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Johnston Calls For Genuine Community Newspaper Free From Council Censorship

A lderman Kristie Johnston today has announced that she has put forward to Glenorchy City Council a Notice of Motion seeking to allow the Glenorchy Gazette to become a genuinely independent community newspaper free from Council censorship. In May 2013 Council sold the Glenorchy Gazette to Corporate Communications Pty Ltd. Ald Johnston has had firsthand experience of the censorship when...
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