Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi to learn fate of SAT penalty hearing tomorrow

Lisa Scaffidi faces a seven month suspension while already suspended along with the rest of Perth council.
Lisa Scaffidi faces a seven month suspension while already suspended along with the rest of Perth council.

LORD Mayor Lisa Scaffidi’s State Administrative Tribunal penalty hearing has been adjourned until tomorrow.

City of Perth manager of governance Mark Ridgwell spoke as a witness this afternoon after Ms Scaffidi gave evidence through tears in the morning.

Mr Ridgewell was questioned about the gift and travel declaration forms that he helped create after legislation changed.

It was established that despite the Local Government Act stating the name and address of a gift giver must be declared, there was not a position for it on any of the four versions of the City’s in-house forms, including the final version.

Instead, a line asks for “contact details”.

He acknowledged the Lord Mayor and elected members had been filling these forms out since 2016.

“My first job when I go back is to work on that,” he said.

Ms Scaffidi’s penalty is scheduled to be handed down tomorrow.

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