Acting Mayor Wayne Wendt will hold a press conference this morning.
Acting Mayor Wayne Wendt will hold a press conference this morning.

Council takes Minister's notice to Supreme Court

THE Ipswich City Council will take the State Government to the Supreme Court to overturn the show-cause notice.

The council is seeking orders "that the Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe does not have the jurisdiction to dismiss or suspend council".

Acting Mayor Wayne Wendt will hold a press conference this morning.

 "The orders would restrain the minister from acting any further, and allow councillors to get on with the job of managing the city," a council notice said.

"Council is of the view that ministerial powers must be exercised lawfully, and this move is to protect Queensland councils into the future by ensuring that, from the outset, these ministerial powers are appropriately applied."

The council is due to respond to the second show-cause notice by Friday.

Mr Hinchliffe has previously pledged to quickly consider their response and make a decision.



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