Stirling Hinchliffe holds a press conference in the Ipswich CBD mall with regards to the Ipswich City Council.
Stirling Hinchliffe holds a press conference in the Ipswich CBD mall with regards to the Ipswich City Council. Cordell Richardson

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In another week in which the council debacle has dominated the news, Ipswich City has copped more criticism surrounding its board run companies, you can read about that here 'Risk of fraud, unusual payments': Auditor slams council and here Tully hits back at Ipswich council claims

It also brought Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe to Ipswich on Tuesday morning: Damning report sent to CCC as councillors crash event

But the minister wasn't the only one to have his say at the press conference. Local resident Bruce Mansfield had some strong opinions on the council and the state of politics generally. You can read what he had to so say here: 'What a joke': Call for Ipswich residents to make a stand

Concerned Ipswich resident Bruce Mansfield.
Concerned Ipswich resident Bruce Mansfield. Cordell Richardson

 

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And in case you missed them, here's some fantastic local stories worth taking the time to read.

This group of Ipswich classmates has been catching up nearly 70 years after graduating.

Raceview state School students from the 1940's catch up for a coffee at a cafe in Yamanto on Thursday.
Raceview state School students from the 1940's catch up for a coffee at a cafe in Yamanto on Thursday. Rob Williams

 

And in some great news for the city, the weekend's Supercars event brought in the big bucks for an economic boost. Read how local businesses benefitted here.

There were plenty of locals and visitors enjoying the action too. Check out who was there in this photo gallery

Shannon Newley, Editor



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