Labor Vows To Sack Perth Mayor And Council
WA Labor has again vowed to sack Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and the rest of the city council if elected next year over alleged undeclared gifts and travel.
Ms Scaffidi took part in mediation on Monday over allegations of dozens of breaches of the Local Government Act between 2008 and 2015 .
That included BHP Billiton-funded trip of nearly $US37,000 ($A48,500) to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and accommodation at an exclusive Broome club paid for by property developer Hawaiian Investments.
Last year, the Corruption and Crime Commission report made findings of serious misconduct against her but not corruption.
Ms Scaffidi denies any wrongdoing, saying she did not intentionally hide anything.
WA Labor leader Mark McGowan said that if elected at the March state election he would sack the entire council.
"When that CCC report came down and showed the level of travel and perks and non-declaration and failure to comply with the rules and the findings of misconduct and the like, that did it for me. I think it's over," he told reporters.
"Anyone else, anyone else if it was an MP they would be hounded out of parliament and I find it inconceivable that it's been allowed to go on the way it has."
MS Scaffidi said after the mediation that there was a prospect she will face a public hearing next year at the State Administrative Tribunal.
The hearing was adjourned to late next month.