Several councillors contacted by the QT said they were unaware of what Mr Hincliffe's statement would contain.
Several councillors contacted by the QT said they were unaware of what Mr Hincliffe's statement would contain. Claudia Baxter

Ipswich council given another chance to save themselves

STIRLING Hinchliffe is expected to issue a second show-cause notice to Ipswich City Council today.

He will make a statement at Parliament House this morning, almost seven weeks since the first show-cause notice was issued.

Mr Hinchliffe is expected to issue a fresh notice for councillors to explain why they should keep their jobs.

Tomorrow marks 21 days since Mr Hinchliffe received the council's response to his first notice.

Several councillors contacted by the QT said they were unaware of what Mr Hincliffe's statement would contain.

Division 10 Councillor David Pahlke said he was unaware of any pending announcement but was hopeful the Minister's announcement would not result in the councillors losing their elected positions.

"Fingers crossed," he said. "Let's hope common sense prevails."

The Crime and Corruption Commission's investigation into the Ipswich City Council has so far seen 15 people face more than 70 charges.

Do you think the Ipswich council should be dismissed?

This poll ended on 29 June 2018.

Current Results

Yes

77%

No

18%

I'm not sure

3%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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