When you are elected to council you have to declare any businesses interests on a form the council give you. The councillor signs the form and agrees to update it within 28 days of the information contained within it being out of date.
The Code of Conduct, that is required by law sets out what is expected of a councillor. They must be objective, respectful and of course state their interests, both financially and business interests.
Well, the Initial Assessment Sub-Committee have decided it doesn't, despite it being a breach of the councillor code and a failure to disclose as required by law.
Nothing surprises Hornet anymore.
As one councillor wrote to Hornet whom shall not be named, the committee is toothless and manned by old bats who simply do what is required to keep the powers that be happy.
No doubt if it was a member of the opposition in the dock the full weight of the Standards Board would be applied.
So Palmer will get let off with a smack on the wrist.
Next time Clouseau.... its just a matter of time.