Scaffidi should have stayed away: minister

January 09, 2018

A WA minister says Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi should stay away until her legal battle is over.

WA Local Government Minister David Templeman says he would have preferred embattled Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi continued to stand aside from office until her long-running expenses saga is completed.

Ms Scaffidi returned to work on Monday following a four-month absence, having successfully challenged her 18-month disqualification for failing to disclose third party-funded travel and accommodation

The State Administrative Tribunal had found she breached the Local Government Act 45 times but the WA Court of Appeal overturned 26 adverse findings, leaving 19 breaches for which she is yet to be re-penalised.

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