Shire cover-up shields Rayner, Scott from censure for ‘appalling’ newsletter

Breach of conduct went unpunished because councillors not told

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

A FORMAL finding six months ago that Toodyay Shire President Brian Rayner (right) and CEO Stan Scott (above) breached the shire code of conduct by publishing “derogatory and improper” statements in a shire community newsletter was kept hidden from ratepayers and other councillors until last month.

The pair were not required to apologise or face any penalty because only the council can order such action – and councillors were not told the code had been breached.