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100 DAY REPORT: Countdown to Gympie council overhaul

Premium Content 100 DAY REPORT: Countdown to Gympie council overhaul

New CEO Shane Gray is turning over every rock in the organisation to deliver the...

Council payout silence as exec settlements top $700k

Premium Content Council payout silence as exec settlements top $700k

Council refuses to reveal how much it's spent on payouts

Councillors about to fix contentious meeting restriction

Premium Content Councillors about to fix contentious meeting restriction

Long-silenced reps are eager to get their voices back

Misconduct findings hit councillors

Premium Content Misconduct findings hit councillors

Jared Cassidy, Angela Owen committed misconduct: Panel

Councillor loyal to party that ditched her

Premium Content Councillor loyal to party that ditched her

Kate Richards reasserts loyalty to LNP despite being dumped.

Health inspector’s dumpster-diving tactics

Premium Content Health inspector’s dumpster-diving tactics

Food taken from industrial bins tested as part of inspection.

Massive junk pile angers commuity

Premium Content Massive junk pile angers commuity

Growing pile of household junk left on street.

ECQ reveals key dates for Gympie council election

Premium Content ECQ reveals key dates for Gympie council election

It’s only two months before the region has its say – here’s what you need to...

’Outrageous’ calls for mayor to be ‘lynched’

Premium Content ’Outrageous’ calls for mayor to be ‘lynched’

Lawyers warn social media users to be careful after mayor threats.

Councillor spreadsheet bungle shares private details of 800

Premium Content Councillor spreadsheet bungle shares private details of 800

A councillor spreadsheet bungle shared details of 800 residents.

‘Disgusted’: Charity 'barred' from feeding homeless

Premium Content ‘Disgusted’: Charity 'barred' from feeding homeless

You Have A Friend claims it’s blocked from feeding homeless.

Pain in the grass: 13 parkers stung $667 in one council hit

Premium Content Pain in the grass: 13 parkers stung $667 in one council hit

Lyndon Arnold's first parking fine is big enough to break the bank.

Crumbs! Mayor investigated for making son’s cake at council

Premium Content Crumbs! Mayor investigated for making son’s cake at council

A mayor is in strife for cooking cake in council kitchen.

Koala protection policy ‘shameful’

Premium Content Koala protection policy ‘shameful’

A council’s updated koala policy has been slammed as tokenism.

Council boss recommends his own huge pay rise and a 4WD

Premium Content Council boss recommends his own huge pay rise and a 4WD

A council CEO has penned a report recommending he get a pay rise.

The ‘dark truth’ about what parking inspectors endure

The ‘dark truth’ about what parking inspectors endure

‘Harassed and pressured’: Parking inspectors' ire over daily quotas.

Mayor’s ‘shock’ over advisor’s suspension

Premium Content Mayor’s ‘shock’ over advisor’s suspension

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate ‘shocked’ as his main man is stood down.

What authorities don't want you to know in times of crisis

What authorities don't want you to know in times of crisis

Authorities not telling us all we need to know in times of crisis.

11 times Gympie council kept ratepayers in the dark

Premium Content 11 times Gympie council kept ratepayers in the dark

The brick wall of secrecy can be felt even at the local level.

Council hid secret deal for highly-paid senior executive

Premium Content Council hid secret deal for highly-paid senior executive

Transparency main concern behind CEO's contract extension

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