Deadline passes for WCC defence docs in CEO sacking

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The deadline for the WCC to lodge its affidavits in defence of sacking the CEO has passed without any documents being supplied. Image: ABC

Carol Altmann – The Terrier

Update: The deadline for the Warrnambool City Council to lodge its sworn written evidence (affidavits) in defence of its sacking of former CEO Peter Schneider passed at 5pm tonight – and nothing has been lodged with the Supreme Court.

As far as I know, there has also been no request for a further extension.

What does this all mean? I am not a lawyer, but perhaps it means the matter will be settled out of court, or a judgment will be made purely on the sworn statements supplied so far by Mr Schneider and former Mayor Tony Herbert or….

The hearing date is set for 1 February 2021. A lot can and will happen between now and then, including, of course the election of a new Warrnambool City Council.

We shall wait to see how those final numbers fall, but word is that change is firmly in the air, if not an unprecedented number of new councillors being elected in one swoop.

The VEC website is now saying we should have results from as early as Monday.

Have a good weekend.

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