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On the first edition of Council Conversations from the Local Government News Roundup, Chris Eddy is joined by:
- Cr Leticia Laing of Bass Coast Shire - branded the "expensive councillor" for claiming childcare expenses, and joining the call for childcare expenses to be removed from Council reporting requirements;
- Sophie Price, the Mayor of Indigo Shire in northeast Victoria, discussing an epic new project for the shire, plus her reaction to the Commission of Inquiry report that led to the dismissal of Moira Shire Council; and why she has stopped claiming her councillor expense entitlements; and
- Kirsten Ellis from Planned Resources about the results of a new survey that quantifies the extent of the problem with municipal building surveyors in Victoria. The competition between Councils for qualified MBS’s has been described as a war on talent.
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