Disciplinary Decisions (Orders and Statements of Reasons)

Date Published Description
23 August 2021 Statement of reasons and Order for deciding to direct the Councillor to cease engaging in misconduct and to suspend the Councillor’s right to be paid any fee or other remuneration under section 440I of the Act – Councillor Paul Amos of Coffs Harbour Council
23 August 2021 Statement of reasons and Order for deciding to direct the Councillor to cease engaging in misconduct and to suspend the Councillor’s right to be paid any fee or other remuneration under section 440I of the Act – Councillor John Arkan of Coffs Harbour Council
23 August 2021 Statement of reasons and Order for deciding to direct the Councillor to cease engaging in misconduct and to suspend the Councillor’s right to be paid any fee or other remuneration under section 440I of the Act – Councillor Keith Rhoades of Coffs Harbour Council
23 August 2021 Statement of reasons and Order for deciding to direct the Councillor to cease engaging in misconduct and to suspend the Councillor’s right to be paid any fee or other remuneration under section 440I of the Act – Councillor Tegan Swan of Coffs Harbour Council
18 June 2021 Statement of reasons and Order for deciding to reprimand and suspend the councillor’s right to be paid any fee or other remuneration under section 440I of the Act – Councillor Matt Brown of Kiama Municipal Council
18 June 2021 Statement of reasons for deciding to counsel the councillor under section 440I and make the decision publicly available – Clr Mary Lyons-Buckett of Hawkesbury City Council
19 March 2021 Statement of reasons for deciding to reprimand the councillor under section 440I – Clr Warren Steel of Kiama Municipal Council
5 February 2021 Statement of reasons and order for deciding to direct the councillor to apologise, to cease engaging in the misconduct and impose a period of suspension under section 440I – Clr Paul Funnell, Wagga Wagga City Council
11 September 2020

Statement of reasons for deciding to reprimand the councillor under section 440I – Clr John Walker of Hilltops Council

28 February 2020

16 July 2021

Statement of reasons and Order for directing participation in training, deciding to reprimand and suspend the councillor’s right to be paid any fee or other remuneration under section 440I of the Act – Councillor Stuart Coppock of Willoughby City Council

Decision appealed. Breach found. Deputy Secretary’s decision on penalty amended  by deletion of requirement to undertake training. Decision otherwise confirmed. See NCAT decision [2021] NSWCATOD96

26 September 2019 Statement of Reasons and Order for deciding to impose a period of suspension under section 440I – Clr Jeffrey Nicholson – Forbes Shire Council
7 November 2018 Statement of Reasons for deciding to reprimand the councillor under section 440I – Clr Kevin Duffy – Orange City Council
13 August 2018 Statement of Reasons and Order for deciding to direct the councillor to apologise, to cease engaging in misconduct and impose a period of suspension under section 440I – Clr Stephen O’Halloran – Balranald Shire Council
5 October 2017 Statement of Reasons and Order for deciding to direct a written apology be provided, direct the councillor to cease engaging in misconduct and impose a period of suspension under section 440I – Councillor Fred Clancy of Warrumbungle Shire Council
21 April 2016 Statement of Reasons and Order for deciding to reprimand and suspend the councillor’s right to be paid any fee or other remuneration under Section 440I – Councillor Graham Meineke of Lismore City Council
04 June 2015 Statement of Reasons and Order for deciding to impose a period of suspension under Section 440I – Councillor John Tough of Narrabri Shire Council
04 June 2015 Statement of Reasons and Order for deciding to suspend the councillor’s right to be paid any fee or other remuneration under Section 440I – Councillor Bob Graham of Wyong Shire Council
08 January 2013 Statement of Reasons for deciding to impose a period – Councillor Stephen Smith of Gunnedah Shire Council
08 January 2013 Statement of Reasons for deciding to impose a period of suspension under Section 440K – Councillor Hans Allgayer of Gunnedah Shire Council
10 October 2012 Statement of Reasons for deciding not to impose a period of suspension – Councillor John Tate of Newcastle City Council
13 August 2012 Statement of Reasons for deciding not to impose a period of suspension – Councillor Paul Nichols of Singleton Council
06 March 2012 Order and Statement of Reasons for suspension of Councillor Kevin Crameri of Penrith City Council