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Tougher rules for councillor gifts introduced

The State Government is set to change the Local Governments Act to prevent councillors being influenced by gifts.

Under the proposed changes any gift valued over three-hundred dollars must be declared by the councillor and as to whether it brings a conflict of interest. If it’s found to be they will then be prevented on voting on what the issue conflicts with.

Local Government Minister David Templeman told Oliver Peterson today on Perth LIVE the changes would improve transparency.

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