November 2018 hearing
On 24 April 2018 the Minister for Local Government, using his powers under Section 8.16 of the
Local Government Act 1995, appointed an Inquiry Panel
(Inquiry) to inquire into, report on, and make recommendations in
relation to the City of Perth, including whether the Council should be
reinstated or dismissed.
A hearing took place on 21 November 2018
at which the Inquirer and Counsel Assisting will open the Inquiry to
the public. The purpose of the opening was to ensure that members of the
public are properly informed about the nature and extent of the
Inquiry, its functions, progress and some of its likely directions. This
opening preceded, among other things, a number of private examinations
of various persons connected with the affairs of the City of Perth who
are expected to be able to assist the Inquiry in comprehensively
addressing its Terms of Reference.