by Amy Remeikis
Deputy Premier Jackie Trad says it is not for her to judge the behaviour of Redland City Councillor Craig Ogilvie – because that’s the job of voters.
The division 2 councillor, who is seeking re-election on 19 March, was investigated after concerns were raised he used his rate-payer funded phone, computer and tablet to access cheater’s website Ashley Madison, after the hacking scandal broke last year.
NewsCorp reports a forensic investigation of Cr Ogilvie’s devices revealed “hundreds” of pornographic images, home-made sex tapes, and photos of women at the beach, believed to have been taken without their consent.
Cr Ogilvie said he had not seen the contents of the report, and could not comment on it.
But Ms Trad, while not commenting on the Cr Ogilvie matter, said there was nothing stopping him from facing voters in the upcoming local government elections.
“Ultimately every single elected representative faces Queenslanders and the voting population and it is the voters who will make the ultimate determination about the behaviour and the direction that local representatives take,” she said.
“So there will be an opportunity for all local voters coming up to the council elections to have their say.
“I am not going to be judging this issue – ultimately it is up to the people of the Redlands to make their decision about their local representatives.”