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Sydney mayor accuses local government watchdog of intimidation – Sydney Morning Herald

The Labor mayor said the Office of Local Government’s chief executive wrote to him days before he was due to give testimony at an inquiry to affirm he was refer…



Mr Hurst is due to give evidence to the inquiry later in the day.
According to emails seen by the Herald, Mr Hurst wrote to Mr Byrne on July 1 regarding allegations he breached conflict of interest provisions by proposing a notice of motion in March 2019 that councillors who made potentially defamatory statements about others, including Cr Byrne, apologise.
On July 14 Cr Byrne’s lawyers wrote to Mr Hurst, claiming their client’s actions did not constitute a non-pecuniary conflict of interest, …

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