Ipswich Council News

Tue 17 Jul 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Poll reveals if Ipswich would vote in councillors

premium_icon EXCLUSIVE: Poll reveals if Ipswich would vote in councillors

The poll, commissioned by the QT, surveyed 842 residents on Thursday.

Mon 16 Jul 2018

Awards to reward going above and beyond

Awards to reward going above and beyond

THE Start Playing Stay Playing Excellence Awards aim to acknowledge achievements in the sport and active recreation industry.

'CCC investigation in Ipswich is a witch hunt': Councillor

premium_icon 'CCC investigation in Ipswich is a witch hunt': Councillor

The 'gobsmacked' councillor targeted residents, politicians and the CCC in his second response to Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe.

Council saga, CCC charges have damaged Ipswich's reputation

premium_icon Council saga, CCC charges have damaged Ipswich's reputation

ReachTEL respondents say council saga is affecting Ipswich

Sat 14 Jul 2018

EXCLUSIVE: ReachTEL poll reveals residents' view on sacking

premium_icon EXCLUSIVE: ReachTEL poll reveals residents' view on sacking

Seven questions were asked about the political upheaval and alleged criminal conduct related to the Ipswich City Council.

OPINION: Poll result suggests tide has turned

premium_icon OPINION: Poll result suggests tide has turned

CLEARLY many of you believe that change can only come about by putting administrators in place.

BIG READ: Council dismissal, how we got here

BIG READ: Council dismissal, how we got here

THE past year has been dramatic for Ipswich City Council and its ratepayers. As D-Day approaches, we recap on the events that led to the dismissal decision.

From fine dining to lonely grocery aisles

premium_icon From fine dining to lonely grocery aisles

Animated to the point of hyperactive and basking in the public spotlight, the man once known as “Mr Ipswich” is now living a reclusive existence.

Separation of powers questioned after council sacking

premium_icon Separation of powers questioned after council sacking

Queensland Law Society says it's 'not aware of this happening in the last decade'.

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Hundreds polled on Ipswich City Council

Hundreds polled on Ipswich City Council

The poll was commissioned after Acting Mayor Wayne Wendt claimed 80 per cent of resident did not want the council dismissed.

'Why I had to do it': Hinchliffe on council culture fix

premium_icon 'Why I had to do it': Hinchliffe on council culture fix

Stirling Hinchliffe reveals what forced his hand and why the council's Supreme Court challenge 'reeks of a situation about survival.'

OPINION: Minister in hot seat on council call

premium_icon OPINION: Minister in hot seat on council call

THERE'S no doubt many of you have grappled - both in your own minds and among friends and family - with the decision facing the Local Government Minister

Dossier a last-ditch bid for councillors

premium_icon Dossier a last-ditch bid for councillors

IPSWICH councillors have handed a more than 200-page dossier to the Palaszczuk Government in a last-ditch bid to keep their jobs amid ongoing corruption probe.

Thu 12 Jul 2018

Failures uncovered can't be fixed by these councillors: CCC

Failures uncovered can't be fixed by these councillors: CCC

The chair of the Crime and Corruption Commission has sensationally hit back after the embattled Ipswich council questioned his interests and reputation.

CCC responds to claims it gave minister dismissal advice

premium_icon CCC responds to claims it gave minister dismissal advice

Revelations that the minister was in discussions with the CCC about his options were first reported by the QT last month.

Public council meeting scheduled on its August dismissal day

premium_icon Public council meeting scheduled on its August dismissal day

About six weeks remain until the expected legislation to remove councillors is introduced to the Queensland Parliament.

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Embattled council launches scathing attack on Minister, CCC

Embattled council launches scathing attack on Minister, CCC

Councillors, due to be dismissed in August by way of special new laws, questioned the role of the chair of the Crime and Corruption Commission in their sacking.

Council sacking 'as bad as Bjelke-Petersen era': Barrister

premium_icon Council sacking 'as bad as Bjelke-Petersen era': Barrister

Queensland barrister Tony Morris QC said doing that after the council took the matter to the Supreme Court was "utterly unacceptable”.

'We plan to face the voters again': Dismissed councillors

premium_icon 'We plan to face the voters again': Dismissed councillors

In a symbolic rebuttal of the State Government's decision to dismiss the council, the QT understands several councillors are considering a run in 2020.

'Don't sack us': Councillor's plea to Queen's representative

premium_icon 'Don't sack us': Councillor's plea to Queen's representative

Governor Paul de Jersey is the last stand 'between democracy and dictatorship'.

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