On 17 May 2018 Parliament passed the Local Government (Councillor Complaints) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018.
These amendments will provide a simpler, more streamlined system for making, investigating and determining complaints about councillor conduct in Queensland.
The changes will require Local Governments to implement new procedures for dealing with councillor conduct complaints and mandatory Code of Conduct training for councillors in the coming months.
The Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal is established under chapter 6, part 3 of the Local Government Act 2009.
The tribunal is an independent body, made up of three suitably qualified persons appointed by the Governor in Council. It is responsible for regularly reviewing and determining the remuneration payable to councillors and for dealing with complaints of serious misconduct by councillors.
The department provides administrative and secretariat assistance to the tribunal to enable it to effectively perform its responsibilities.
Find out about the background and purpose of the tribunal, view member profiles and code of conduct information.
Information regarding the remuneration functions of the tribunal, including local government categories and submissions to vary remuneration.
The process for complaints about councillor conduct, including complaint referral, dealings with complaints and taking disciplinary action.
View the annual determinations and reports made by the tribunal.
The Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal is commencing its annual remuneration review program to determine the remuneration to be paid to mayors, deputy mayors and councillors from 1 July 2018.
Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal
PO Box 15009
CITY EAST QLD 4002
The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday 27 October 2017.
Contact the tribunal
How to contact us with tribunal enquiries:
- Telephone: 1800 030 114
- Postal address: PO Box 15009, City East, Qld 4002
- Website: www.dlgrma.qld.gov.au