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Brisbane City Council to permanently allow online meeting attendance after pressure from pregnant councillor

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Brisbane City Council will introduce hybrid council meetings, despite initially knocking back pregnant Labor councillor Kara Cook’s request to permanently allow meeting attendance via video conferencing.

Last November, Cr Cook condemned the council’s position as “archaic” after chief executive Colin Jensen told her it would be too costly and time-consuming for council to switch to a hybrid in-person and online model by the time she gave birth.

At the time, council instead offered a Cabcharge card to allow the…



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