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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 256

Acts of disorder

256 Acts of disorder

(1) A councillor commits an act of disorder if the councillor, at a meeting of a council or a committee of a council:
(a) contravenes the Act or any regulation in force under the Act, or
(b) assaults or threatens to assault another councillor or person present at the meeting, or
(c) moves or attempts to move a motion or an amendment that has an unlawful purpose or that deals with a matter that is outside the jurisdiction of the council or committee, or addresses or attempts to address the council or committee on such a motion, amendment or matter, or
(d) insults or makes personal reflections on or imputes improper motives to any other councillor, or
(e) says or does anything that is inconsistent with maintaining order at the meeting or is likely to bring the council or committee into contempt.
(2) The chairperson may require a councillor:
(a) to apologise without reservation for an act of disorder referred to in subclause (1) (a) or (b), or
(b) to withdraw a motion or an amendment referred to in subclause (1) (c) and, where appropriate, to apologise without reservation, or
(c) to retract and apologise without reservation for an act of disorder referred to in subclause (1) (d) or (e).
(3) A councillor may, as provided by section 10 (2) (a) or (b) of the Act, be expelled from a meeting of a council for having failed to comply with a requirement under subclause (2). The expulsion of a councillor from the meeting for that reason does not prevent any other action from being taken against the councillor for the act of disorder concerned.



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