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'A Redcliffe takeover': Insiders slam 'toxic' Moreton Bay council culture

'A Redcliffe takeover': Insiders slam 'toxic' Moreton Bay council culture

Former Moreton Bay Regional Council managers accuse the organisation of systematically targeting staff who questioned management decisions on ethical or governance grounds and fostering a “toxic culture” that protected the mayor and senior executives.

  • by Mark Solomons

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Labor questions selection of sports company for south-east Queensland roads report
South-east Queensland

Labor questions selection of sports company for south-east Queensland roads report

The French sports and entertainment company subcontracted the report.

  • by Lucy Stone
Ipswich's new CEO has worked after a sacked council before
Queensland councils

Ipswich's new CEO has worked after a sacked council before

Ipswich's new chief executive officer David Farmer has twice worked as a chief executive officer after a council was sacked; in Wollongong in 2008, now Ipswich in 2019.

  • by Tony Moore
Four plead guilty to corruption over Ipswich council investigation
Ipswich

Four plead guilty to corruption over Ipswich council investigation

Details of the four accused turning on each other by cooperating with the state's crime and corruption watchdog were heard in court on Thursday.

  • by Toby Crockford
Election signs to be displayed for six weeks, not three months, before polling day
LNP

Election signs to be displayed for six weeks, not three months, before polling day

A major south-east Queensland council has proposed changes to where and when election signs can be displayed, which follows a long-running stoush with the LNP.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Suspended Logan mayor fails to stop assets being frozen
Queensland councils

Suspended Logan mayor fails to stop assets being frozen

Suspended Logan mayor Luke Smith has failed to block an order to hand over a list of his assets to crown prosecutors.

  • by Aaron Bunch
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Questions over use of Qantas Club memberships for council chairmen
Queensland councils

Questions over use of Qantas Club memberships for council chairmen

Qantas Club memberships awarded to Brisbane City Council chairmen have been questioned.

  • by Lucy Stone
New team starts weeding out dodgy Queensland councillors
Council Controversy

New team starts weeding out dodgy Queensland councillors

The office will prosecute councillor corruption allegations in Queensland local governments.

  • by Lucy Stone
CCC probes bribery allegations against south-east Queensland mayor
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CCC probes bribery allegations against south-east Queensland mayor

Queensland's anti-corruption body is investigating claims businessman Shane Newcombe boasted he knew he would win a lucrative Moreton Bay Regional Council events contract.

  • by Mark Solomons
Queensland attorney-general says state government should keep control of pokies
Gambling

Queensland attorney-general says state government should keep control of pokies

Queensland's Attorney General Yvette D'Ath says the state government needs to keep control of the approval of gaming machines to prevent the spread of problem gambling, as Queensland councils ask to share responsibility.

  • by Tony Moore
Queensland councils reject move to change elections to suit state poll
Queensland election

Queensland councils reject move to change elections to suit state poll

Queensland councils have overwhelmingly rejected a recommendation to change the date of council elections so state and local government elections are not held in the same year.

  • by Tony Moore