Allegations of blackmail as former mayor Robert William Bourke's trial gets under way

William Davis
Updated May 23 2023 - 9:31am, first published May 22 2023 - 7:01pm
Former Bathurst mayor, Robert William Bourke, leaving Orange Court House on Monday.
Former Bathurst mayor, Robert William Bourke, leaving Orange Court House on Monday.

BLACKMAIL allegations, a mysteriously shredded envelope, and "toxic culture" on council have been foreshadowed in opening remarks as the trial of a former high-profile Central West leader kicks off in Orange.

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William Davis

William Davis

Journalist

Covering local government and breaking news in Orange with the Central Western Daily. Got a story? Contact me at william.davis@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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