Councillor contravenes caretaker policy – Baw Baw 2012
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By William PJ Kulich // 19:06, Monday 15 October 2012
A DROUIN ward candidate has been forced to remove a campaign poster after it was found to contravene Baw Baw’s election policies.
The incumbent councillor was asked by the Baw Baw Shire Council to remove the poster, which featured a photo owned by the council.
Director of Compliance and Corporate Services Tim Frederico told The Warragul Citizen in an email the posters did not comply with council caretaker policies.
“The Council can confirm that one of the candidates used a Council-owned photograph which contravenes 8.1 of the Council’s Election Caretaker Period Policy and Procedures,” Mr Frederico.
“Photographs taken at a Council event by a photographer engaged by the Council are considered Council property.
“This clause is in place to ensure that incumbent Councillors do not have an unfair advantage by accessing Council resources for election purposes.”
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