Melbourne councillor Stephen Mayne could be one of the first local politicians referred to the new Victorian Independent Broad-based Commission Against Corruption following revelations he's been rorting little-known, very expensive and lavish "internal sustenance arrangements" at the Town Hall.
A powerful Victorian local government bureaucrat has been charged with illegally covering up an expensive legal settlement with one of his sexual harassment victims. VEXNEWS explores our role in his imminent downfall.
Strange-cat councillor Stephen Mayne has been caught out attempting to corrupt the Municipal Association of Victoria presidential ballot. Naturally, VEXNEWS is there. UPDATE: Mayne lost. Badly.
The informal pharmaceuticals trade must be horrified about the prospect of the Rainbow Serpent Festival being cancelled due to a local council's decision not to grant them a permit. Will the hairy yoof of Melbourne and their drug dealers prevail over the country cardigan wearers? Developing...
Sam Aziz, a local councillor in Melbourne's notorious Casey council, has told journalists that Islam is horrifying and appears to have pre-judged his opposition to proposals for a mosque. He's also trying to liven up the occasionally Fight Club style theatrics of the Kath 'n' Kim council with a shock plan to invite anti-Muslim fanatic preacher Danny Nalliah to address the council. What could possibly go wrong?
Victoria's most notorious local council, the City of Casey, has lent $3 million of ratepayers' money to a football club for a pokies venture that failed. There's next to no chance the money will be repaid, with the Herald Sun reporting the club is on the verge of financial collapse.
Federal MP for Indi, Sophie Mirabella, has seized control of the Wangaratta council, insiders say, with rising speculation in the regional centre that her allies want to appoint job-seeker Greg Mirabella, her husband, to a senior post at the council.