The single member Panel is Mr Tony Power, a senior and experienced barrister. Mr Power has a broad practice and has worked in many areas of the law in almost all Courts and Tribunals, the Corruption and Crime Commission, Royal Commissions and as a mediator. He has been an acting Judge of the District Court and is an adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame Australia and Murdoch University. The Inquiry will have the powers of a Royal Commission and the authority to make a recommendation on the dismissal or reinstatement of the suspended City of Perth council. In undertaking the Inquiry, Mr Power will investigate the operations and affairs of the City of Perth between October 1 2015 and March 1 2018 inclusive. Specifically, the Inquiry will consider if there was a failure to provide good government for the City of Perth community, the prospect of providing future good government and any necessary action to ensure ongoing good government.
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