Johnston Seeks Candidate’s Position on Pokies

Independent Member for Clark, Kristie Johnston, is calling on all three mayoral candidates in the upcoming Glenorchy City Council by-election to publically state their position on the removal of poker machines in pubs and clubs. “It has been a long-held and firm position of the Glenorchy City Council that poker machines do not belong in pubs and clubs in our…

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Johnston seeks Ministerial briefings

The Independent Member for Clark, Kristie Johnston, has written to all Cabinet Ministers seeking a briefing on their portfolio responsibilities. “I have written to all nine Ministers,” Ms Johnston said. “As a newly elected member of parliament, I need to hit the ground running and gain as much knowledge as I can before this parliament sits for the first time…

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New Health Minister Must Listen

The Independent Member for Clark, Kristie Johnston, today welcomed the appointment of Jeremy Rockliff as the new health minister. “Mr Rockliff has a reputation for competency and engagement in his previous portfolios, and he’s going to need those skills, and more, to turn around a health system close to collapse,” Ms Johnston said. “Previous health ministers have failed to invest…

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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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