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

    Statement on Ipswich City Council

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

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    Statement on Ipswich City Council

    Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said:

    "It’s gravely disappointing to see Ipswich City Council hiding behind new legal proceedings that clearly aren’t in the best interests of the city.

    "Residents, ratepayers and businesses deserve transparent and accountable leadership - they want a Council they can have confidence in.

    "I am more determined than ever to address any governance shortcomings at Ipswich City Council, which is why I’ve issued a show cause notice that includes a right of reply.

    "Council’s delaying tactics in seeking to circumvent the legal process already underway will only create more uncertainty and confusion for the people of Ipswich.

    "I will not hesitate to use any powers at my disposal, or seek new powers if necessary, to ensure Council is able to serve the Ipswich community and its best interests.

    "I will monitor tomorrow’s proceedings closely, and any actions I take will be focused solely on restoring transparency and accountability at Ipswich City Council."