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Investigating the slew of Code of Conduct complaints against Newcastle Independent councillor Kath Elliott

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
October 16 2021 - 5:30pm
DECODING: Cr Kath Elliott (and, in orange, campaign volunteer Nathan Errington) with recent Herald coverage about the code, in blue, and the three-page statement released this week by the Office of Local Government announcing her suspension.

I HAD intended today's column to look at the censoring of controversial COVID views by Facebook and the other digital giants, but then came news on Wednesday that Newcastle councillor Kath Elliott had been suspended as a councillor for six weeks by the Office of Local Government (OLG).

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.