Complaint Register

Complaint Register
Date Name of the council member about whom the complaint is made Name of person who made the complaint Description of the minor breach that the standards panel finds has occurred Details of the action taken under section 5.110(6)
09/10/2019 Cr Kane Simpson Mr Craig & & Mrs Natasha Smith Complaint against Councillor Kane Simpson Breach of the Local Government Rules of Conduct Regulations 2007 – Regulation 4 Standards Panel – DLGSC – No further action as the complaint was misconceived. Complainant notified by Standards Panel on 27 February 2020. Complainant acknowledged and referred to Standards Panel
24/09/2019 Cr Ed Garrett Vern Williamson Complaint against – Cr Garrett Breach of Reg 4 – Breach of local law relating to conduct at meetings Breach of Reg 6 – Improper disclosure of information. Standards Panel – DLGSC – No further action due to Cr Garrett no longer a Councillor Complainant notified by Standards Panel 6 November 2019 Complainant acknowledged and referred to Standards Panel
24/09/2019 President Karl Brandenburg Cr Ed Garrett Mr David Burton Brian Snook Complaint against - President Brandenburg; Cr Garrett & CEO David Burton Breach of Reg 4 – Breach of local law relating to conduct at meetings’ Breach of Reg 7 – Securing personal advantage or disadvantaging others Standards Panel – DLGSC - No further action due to Crs Garrett and Brandenburg no longer a Councillor and as CEO not a Councillor the complaint not allowed. Complainant notified by Standards Panel 6 November 2019 Complainant acknowledged and referred to Standards Panel Legislation does not allow the lodgement of a Minor Breach Complaint against a CEO.
07/08/2019 Cr Ed Garrett Glenda Sullivan Complaint against Cr Garrett Breach of Reg 4 – Breach of local law relating to conduct at meetings Breach of Reg 6 – Improper disclosure of information. Standards Panel – DLGSC – No further action due to Cr Garrett no longer a Councillor Complainant notified by Standards Panel 6 November 2019 Complainant acknowledged and referred to Standards Panel
08/05/2019 President Karl Brandenburg Cr Pinner Complaint against – President Brandenburg Breach of Reg 4 – Breach of local law relating to conduct at meetings Standards Panel – DLGSC – advice that no breach and therefore no further action to be taken. Complainant notified by Standards Panel 23 May 2019 Complainant acknowledged and referred to Standards Panel.
21/12/2018 Cr Ed Garrett Cr Kristan Pinner Complaint against Cr Garrett – Breach of Reg 4 – Breach of local law relating to conduct at meetings’ Breach of Reg 6 – Improper disclosure of information. Actioned by Shire President. All Councillors sent an official apology from Cr Garrett.
18/12/2018 President Karl Brandenburg Cr Kristan Pinner Complaint against President Brandenburg Breach of Reg 4 – Breach of local law relating to conduct at meetings’ Breach of Reg 6 – Improper disclosure of information. Complainant notified by Standards Panel 24.05.19
28/12/2016 Cr Ed Garrett Mr Paul Kelly Alleged that Cr Ed Garrett breached Council’s Code of Conduct by posting on Facebook complaints about the WA Police Service Chief Executive officer - Refer to File Note regarding actions taken relative to complaint. (Record No. IHR1725388 – 1B0402)
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