Ex-Mayor Speaks Out After Inquiry Findings

"failures" & "unethical" leadership

Ex-Mayor Speaks Out After Inquiry Findings Image | Kristie Johnston
Kristie Johnston has spoken out about the scathing report from the Board of Inquiry in Tasmania which slammed the former General Manager and other councillors who had a "dysfunctional relationship" with the Mayor.  

Ms Johnston says she feels vindicated by the findings of the report that describes various governance failures and "unethical" leadership of the Glenorchy City Council.

The report, tabled in State Parliament, comes more than two years after the inquiry was set up by the Tasmanian Government and follows the Council sacking this year by Tasmania's local government minister.

Among the 22 key findings on the council's operations and leadership, the inquiry found the council had a culture of animosity, defiance and distrust that resulted in aldermen challenging the authority of then-mayor Kristie Johnston. This included breaching meeting regulations and failing to prioritise the interests of ratepayers ahead of self interest.

Ousted General Manager, Peter Brooks and others may face court proceedings following some of the findings.

Kristie Johnston joined Triple M today to talk about what's next.