Complaint registers

Register of Minor Breach Findings

An Elected Member commits a minor breach if he or she contravenes the Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007 (prior to 3 February 2021) or Division 4 – Rules of Conduct of the City of Joondalup Code of Conduct for Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates (after 3 February 2021).

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995, a complaint of an alleged minor breach is submitted to the Local Government Standards Panel for determination.  More information on the Local Government Standards Panel can be found on the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ website.

The Register of Minor Breach Findings provides details of minor breach complaints which the Local Government Standards Panel has found to have occurred, and which appropriate action is required.

In accordance with section 5.121 of the Local Government Act 1995, the City must publish an up-to-date register on its website which is to include:

(a)  the name of the council member about whom the complaint is made;

(b)  the name of the person who makes the complaint;

(c)  a description of the minor breach that the standards panel finds has occurred; and

(d)  details of the action taken under section 5.110(6) of the Local Government Act 1995.

The City’s Register of Minor Breach Findings can be viewed below.

For more information on the minor breach system, visit the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ website.

Register of Behavioural Breach Findings

An Elected Member commits a behavioural breach if he or she contravenes Division 3 – Behaviour of the City of Joondalup Code of Conduct for Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates.

The Register of Behavioural Breach Findings provides details of complaints about behavioural breaches which the City of Joondalup Complaints Officer finds have occurred and the actions taken.

Clause 13 of the City’s Complaint Investigation Policy requires the City to publish an up-to-date register of behavioural complaints.

The City’s Register of Behavioural Breach Findings can be viewed below.