Brooks-Cooper and Pyne welcome Disclosure and Transparency!
Welcoming the new disclosure requirements that require all sitting councillors to lodge a new ‘Register of Interest’ disclosure by the 31st of January, Council Candidate for Division 8, Tanya Brooks-Cooper said, “This is really important to me, as in any determinations of council, there should be no room for accusations of ulterior motivations. It is not a matter of how much someone owns, but whatever interests you have, you must disclose them.”
Cr. Rob Pyne said, “This ushers in a new era of accountability and transparency in Local Government and not before time! It really takes disclosure to a new level by increasing the range of what has to be disclosed and applying it to Councillors partners as well.”
The register requires councillors to provide a detailed list of a their assets, as well as those of their spouse. This is a requirement under the Local Government (Operational) Regulations 2010.
Cr. Pyne concluded, “I am happy to lead the way. I don’t own much, but everything I have is posted online as well as Facebook and twitter for all to see.”