Lisa Scaffidi set to resume duties as Perth Lord Mayor on January 8

Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi.
Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi.

PERTH Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi says she will resume her full duties on January 8.

Ms Scaffidi issued a statement today via her Twitter account saying that she would resume her duties in the new year.

She had previously stood aside while the ongoing court case regarding her claiming of benefits went through the legal system.

Earlier this month, she had a partial win in the Court of Appeal.

“When the Court of Appeal set aside the Tribunal’s orders, I indicated that when I resumed my statutory duties would depend on, amongst other things, whether an agreement could be reached between myself and the CEO (of the Department of Local Government) regarding penalty,” she said in a statement on Twitter today.

“The CEO subsequently opposed my applications to the Tribunal for mediation and a compulsory conference.

“As a result of that opposition, the Tribunal refused to order a mediation or a compulsory conference.

“In opposing my applications, the CEO informed the Tribunal (via counsel) that he considered it ‘very unlikely’ this matter could be resolved by agreement.

“Accordingly, on January 8 2018 I will resume the statutory duties which I have been elected to undertake.

“That will be four months since the date on which I agreed to the CEO’s request not to perform my statutory duties pending the determination of of my appeals to the Court of Appel.

“I look forward to resuming my duties and continuing to serve the City of Perth and all stakeholders/ratepayers.”