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Flasher councillor to face court on trespass charges

Darren Fairbrother

Embattled Waratah-Wynyard councillor Darren Fairbrother will be back in court again on Thursday.

 
Fairbrother, who has pleaded not guilty to a trespass charge, alleged to have been committed at Boat Harbour in December, is listed to appear in the Burnie Magistrate's Court.
 
It follows his conviction in May of indecently exposing himself to a woman and her son at a Boat Harbour beach last year, which resulted in Fairborther being fined and having his name placed on the sex offenders register.
 
In the meantime Local Government Minister Nic Street has met with the Waratah-Wynyard Council's general manager and mayor, following numerous code of conduct complaints against Fairbrother.
 
Fairbrother has refused to step down from the council, as doesn't have to under the current provisions of the Local Government Act and the council doesn't have the power to sack him either.
 
Mr Street has not said if he has the power to sack Fairbrother, but says his behaviour is not what he expects from an elected representative and not up to community expectations.