Sentencing of Salim Mehajer
Ministerial statement, attributable to Local Government Minister Gabrielle Upton:
The sentencing of Salim Mehajer sends a clear message about the community’s expectations of how local councillors should behave.
The NSW Government has taken action against incompetent councils, including the most complained about council in the last decade – the former Auburn Council – fuelled by the antics of its former Deputy Mayor, Salim Mehajer.
Councillors must conduct themselves with integrity and honesty.
That’s why the NSW Government has introduced strong measures to stamp out the bad behaviour of the small number of councillors who act in self-interest rather than in thebest interests of their ratepayers.