440B Dismissal from civic office for serious corrupt
(1) The Governor may dismiss a person from civic office and disqualify
the person from holding civic office for a period not exceeding 5 years
(a) the Independent Commission Against Corruption, in a report
referred to in section 74C of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act
1988, recommends that consideration be given to the suspension
of the person from office with a view to his or her dismissal for serious
corrupt conduct, and
(b) the person is suspended from the civic office by the Minister
under this Division, and
(c) the Minister advises the Governor that the dismissal of the person
is necessary in order to protect the public standing of the council concerned
and the proper exercise of its functions.
(2) Before advising the Governor on a dismissal, the Minister is to
give the person a reasonable opportunity to show cause why he or she should
not be dismissed from civic office.