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  1. Dec 2019
    1. A Machiavellian former Liberal MP and six-time mayor of Ryde, Ivan Petch, has been sentenced to an 18-month term of imprisonment for lying to a corruption body.

      Time for Kate to make the move to ICAC Director of PR - SMH readers should be offended to read about a court case to convict a Mayor for allegedly lying to the ICAC but notably has NOT reported on the two substantive charges for which the subject was cleared in 2016, following a corruption inquiry ICAC admits did not detect any corruption (again not reported by hopeless SMH).

  2. Jun 2019
    1. Classic Conjuring Magic ShowThree TWT readers can win Double Passes to a Classic Conjuring Magic Show with master close-up magician Dr Taliesin on Saturday June 15 at Castlereagh Boutique Hotel Sydney at 7pm. SEE PAGE 2.

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    1. The decision did not favour his financial interests and has been misreported by the journalist. In fact, Mr Petch was pressuring an inexperienced General Manager to attend to an entitlement affecting multiple councillors. The entitlement - reimbursement of legal expenses incurred in legal action initiated by council - is not discretionary, but must be extended to councillors incurring costs in carrying out their civic duties in good faith. The entitlement is explicitly coded in the NSW Local Government Act and NSW Office of Local Government expenses guidelines for serving councillors and Mayor's. No evidence was submitted that the affected councillors had acted in a manner other than "good faith". Therefore the only logical conclusion that could be drawn for delaying the reimbursement