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Councillors barred from office for up to seven years if convicted
Queensland councillors will be banned from seeking re-election for up to seven years if convicted of serious integrity offences.
- Felicity Caldwell
- Brisbane Times
Under proposed changes being debated in the Queensland Parliament this week, councillors convicted of integrity offences would automatically lose their job and be disqualified from being a councillor for four years.
For a serious integrity offence, councillors would be disqualified for seven years.
Councillors charged with serious integrity offences, such as bribery or treason, will be…