Formation and composition of the Tribunal
The Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal (the Tribunal) is an independent entity established under the Local Government Act 2009 (the Act). On 28 June 2018, His Excellency the Governor, acting by and with the advice of the Executive Council, approved three new appointees to the Tribunal for the period 1 July 2018 until the commencement of the Councillor Conduct Tribunal.
Section 176 of the Act provides that the Tribunal is responsible for hearing and determining the most serious allegations of misconduct against a Councillor. Pursuant to section 244 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, by 1 December 2018 the Tribunal will also be required to decide the maximum amounts of remuneration payable to Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Councillors from 1 July 2019 in each Local Government category.
Effective 1 July 2018 the Chairperson and Members of the Tribunal are:
Ms Susan Johnson
Holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Business Administration. She was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1984. Susan has extensive experience in Local Government discipline matters, investigations, law, public administration, public sector ethics and finance. Ms Johnson has worked in, and with public sector agencies for more than 30 years and has been a Regional Conduct Review Panel member since 2010. She also has experience in dealing with conduct and performance matters involving health practitioners as a member of the Public Panel of Assessors under the Health Practitioners (Professional Standards) Act 1999 until recently and also served on the Queensland Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the Queensland Psychology Board of Australia for three years until 2017. Ms Johnson is currently the Deputy Chair, West Moreton Hospital and Health Board. She is a self-employed consultant providing legal, research, policy and governance advice to public sector agencies and was a Director of the former Crime and Misconduct Commission.
Mr John Boyd
Has worked extensively in fields such as corruption prevention, public sector ethics, organisational analysis, development and change, human resource management and management development. A Panel member also since 2010.
Mr Rodney Metcalfe
Former Deputy Ombudsman responsible predominantly for Local Government and Assistant Commissioner on the Queensland Health Quality and Complaints Commission. Also, previously a solicitor with Brisbane City Council for 10 years, with another 10 years there in senior management positions. A Panel member also since 2010.