Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale.
Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale. Sarah Harvey

Ipswich mayor investigation referred to corruption watchdog

IPSWICH Mayor Paul Pisasale has been referred to Queensland's Crime and Misconduct Commission over undeclared donations. 

The state government has been investigating Mr Pisasale and on Monday a local government department spokesperson said the matter had been referred to the corruption watchdog over revelations he received up to $150,000 in undeclared donations, The Courier Mail has reported.

Councillors don't need to declare donations to the Queensland Electoral Commission, but are legally required to update their register of interests.

Mr Pisasale's election campaign fund, Forward Ipswich, has reportedly received more than 30 separate donations worth $150,000 since the 2012 council poll.

None of those donations had been entered in his register.

Read the full story at The Courier Mail

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