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    Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Statement from Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe

    Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Statement from Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe

    “On Thursday 3 May, I asked Ipswich City Council to show cause within 21 days why it should not be suspended or dismissed.

    “Today I received a comprehensive submission from Ipswich City Council in response to this show cause notice.

    “The submission includes letters from the Acting Mayor and Ipswich Councillors, as well as letters from the Acting CEO and appointed CEO.

    “I would like to thank Council for its careful consideration of the matters raised.

    “I give my commitment to Ipswich City Council and the people of Ipswich that I will give the submission, and all the materials before me, the close attention they deserve.

    “Under the Local Government Act, I am required to make a decision within a reasonable time.

    “Based on advice I have received, a reasonable time is between seven and 28 days.”
     
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