Former councillors wait for shot at $660K compo payout

A DATE is yet to be set to hear the case of former councillors and their fight for compensation.

Six councillors dismissed by way of special state government legislation in August have applied to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission for reinstatement.

Wayne Wendt, Paul Tully, David Pahlke, Cheryl Bromage, David Morrison, Charlie Pisasale have sued Ipswich City Council.

They have lodged an application to be reinstated, however, may reach an agreement with the council.

A hearing has not been set for the councillors this week.

It is expected one will be finalised before the end of the month.

Eleven councillors were removed by the State Government in August after a litany of charges were laid by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

None of the six suing are accused of wrongdoing.

Under Queensland workplace law, wrongful dismissal payouts can be up to 26 weeks' pay, with Ipswich councillors paid over $120,000 a year before any other entitlements.

That would roughly mean a $60,000 payout for each councillor, or $660,000 in total.  



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