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Complaints

The complaints register provides details of minor breach complaints which the Local Government Standards Panel finds has occurred and the actions taken. The complaints register is published in the interest of accountability and transparency.

An Elected Member commits a minor breach if he or she contravenes the Local Government Act (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007.

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995, a complaint of a minor breach is submitted to the Local Government Standards Panel for determination.

For more information on the Minor Breach system please visit the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Complaints register

Elected MemberComplainantDescription of the minor breachAction taken
Councillor Elizabeth ReCouncillor Stephanie Proud

The Standards Panel found that Councillor Elizabeth Re committed a breach of regulation 7(1)(b) of the Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007 on 5 February 2010.

It was found that Councillor Elizabeth Re made improper use of her office of Council member to cause detriment to Councillor Giovanni Italiano JP and Councillor Stephanie Proud respectively by publishing and circulating an article headed 'Martino service station - Ampol - Scarborough Beach Road Innaloo' in her 'WAG 3 Update 4 February' edition of her electronic newsletter known as 'WAG Update'.

At the Council meeting held 2 August 2011, Councillor Elizabeth Re made a public apology to Councillor Giovanni Italiano JP and Councillor Stephanie Proud in accordance with the directions of the Local Government Standards Panel.
Councillor Elizabeth ReMayor David Boothman

The Standards Panel found that Councillor Elizabeth Re committed a breach of regulation 7(1)(b) of the Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007 on 16 November 2010.

It was found that Councillor Elizabeth Re made improper use of her office of Council member to cause detriment to Mayor David Boothman - such detriment being damage or loss of Mayor Boothman's reputation by submitting a notice of motion of a vote of no confidence in the Mayor at the Council meeting held 16 November 2010.

At the Council meeting held 7 May 2013, Councillor Elizabeth Re made a public apology to Mayor David Boothman in accordance with the directions of the Local Government Standards Panel.