Queensland’s Attorney-General and justice minister Yvette D’Ath has immediately suspended the state’s Public Trustee Peter Carne.
The action follows “serious allegations which could amount to misbehaviour” under the Public Trustee Act,” Ms D’Ath said in a statement.
Samay Zhouand has been appointed Acting Public Trustee in Mr Carne’s place, she said.
“The public can be assured that the Office of the Public Trustee’s core obligations will continue to be met,” Ms D’Ath said.
She said there would not be any further comment to ensure due process was followed.
The public trustee, which deals with the estates of incapacitated people and people who have died in the absence of an executor, in 2017-18 managed $2.7 billion in assets.
LGPA NSW CEO steps down
Annalisa Haskell has resigned as CEO of the Board of Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW, after 10 years in the job.
Ms Haskell officially stands down on June 30.
President Stewart Todd said Ms Haskell had steered the organisation through a period of significant change and some of the most challenging times in NSW Local Government.
He said Ms Haskell had helped build stronger relationships between state and local government and successfully rebranded the association across Australia.
She was also instrumental in developing the benchmarking innovation, the Australasian Local Government Performance Excellence Program.
“Annalisa has stated with pride that she can now, at this important juncture; with both the recently appointed 2019 Board and the appointment of the new NSW Local Government Minister, be satisfied leaving Local Government Professionals, NSW, Mr Stewart said in a statement.
Source : https://www.governmentnews.com.au/management-committee-takes-over-at-sacked-council/