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Council should emulate Netflix and offer ratepayers choice, says data expert

Council should emulate Netflix and offer ratepayers choice, says data expert

Ratepayers should be able to 'talk' with their local council like choosing a service from Netflix, a data expert has told a conference of Queensland councils.

  • by Tony Moore

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Push to ban straws, water bottles and balloons across Queensland councils
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Push to ban straws, water bottles and balloons across Queensland councils

Plastics could be not so fantastic at council events across Queensland, as a move could see the end of plastic drinking straws.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
'It's a done deal': Council managers overruled in controversial contract
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'It's a done deal': Council managers overruled in controversial contract

A staffer and procurement expert said the deal had been considered “extraordinary” when it emerged in May 2016.

  • by Mark Solomons
Police probe break-in at Moreton Bay mayor's home
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Police probe break-in at Moreton Bay mayor's home

Mayor Allan Sutherland's luxury home at Newport was allegedly burgled last week.

  • by Mark Solomons
Sacked Ipswich councillors begin legal battle
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Sacked Ipswich councillors begin legal battle

Seven councillors sacked when Ipswich City Council was dissolved amid a corruption scandal have begun a legal battle to show they were unfairly dismissed.

  • by Tracey Ferrier
Class action filed against Redland City Council

Class action filed against Redland City Council

Shine Lawyers has filed a class action against Redland City Council to try to recover ratepayers’ money it says was unspent.

  • by Ruth McCosker
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'This smells': Ethics expert slams SEQ council deal as key details removed from website
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'This smells': Ethics expert slams SEQ council deal as key details removed from website

Moreton Bay Regional Council has removed from its website all information about its controversial outsourcing deal with a financial backer of its mayor and other councillors - its biggest single procurement - but refuses to say why.

  • by Mark Solomons
Sacked Queensland councillors sue Ipswich council

Sacked Queensland councillors sue Ipswich council

Six of the councillors sacked when Ipswich City Council was dissolved last month amid a corruption scandal are suing their former council for a payout.

  • by Stuart Layt
Moreton Bay council secretly helped mayor’s donor win $20 million deal
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Moreton Bay council secretly helped mayor’s donor win $20 million deal

Australia’s third-largest local government handed outsourced council work to one of the mayor’s political donors without a tender. Now, council insiders are raising questions about how the original deal was reached and whether some councillors were left in the dark.

  • by Mark Solomons
New Ipswich administrator settles into life behind Pisasale's old desk
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New Ipswich administrator settles into life behind Pisasale's old desk

'Politicians don't fix potholes': Meet the man who wants to make Ipswich famous, not infamous.

  • by Alison Brown
Ipswich administrator to 'recraft' council
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Ipswich administrator to 'recraft' council

The man appointed to run the south-east Queensland city of Ipswich after the council was dissolved by the state government says he wants to focus on repairing the city's reputation.

  • by Stuart Layt