Fraud findings land in Victoria
Two candidates in this year's Melbourne City Council election have been charged after allegations of electoral fraud.
Candidate Brooke Wandin and former councillor Richard Foster have been charged with unlawful nomination and false declaration by Victoria’s Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate.
Chief Municipal Inspector David Wolf issued a statement saying “electoral rules [are] fundamental to the democratic process and protected the community's interests in council elections”.
Ms Wandin stood down as a councillor-elect when the allegations arose last month.
Investigations started after questions were been raised about whether she actually lived at the residential address she was registered at.