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Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019

Jul 9, 2019
​The Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 has received Royal Assent with some of the amendments taking effect immediately. As such, all local governments need to take action now to ensure they continue to comply with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1995.
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Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019

Jul 9, 2019
​The Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 has received Royal Assent with some of the amendments taking effect immediately. As such, all local governments need to take action now to ensure they continue to comply with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1995.
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‘Game on’ at VR festival these school holidays

Jul 8, 2019
It is 'game on' these school holidays with Western Australia's first ever virtual reality festival kicking off today (July 6).
A statue depicting Nicky Winmar's courageous stand against racism was unveiled at Optus Stadium today by the AFL great, Premier Mark McGowan and AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan.

Nicky Winmar statue unveiled at Optus Stadium

Jul 8, 2019
A statue depicting Nicky Winmar's courageous stand against racism was unveiled at Optus Stadium today by the AFL great, Premier Mark McGowan and AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan.
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Checking Status of Local Government Employees

Jul 4, 2019
The Auditor General has conducted a number of local government Performance Audits since the proclamation of the Local Government Amendment (Auditing) Act 2017.
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Local government auditing

Jul 4, 2019
Local governments are reminded of their audit reporting obligations under section 7.12A(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1995.

Inquiry into the City of Perth prepares for first public examinations

Jun 29, 2019
The Inquiry into the City of Perth is preparing for its first public examinations of witnesses, scheduled to commence in early August.

Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Apr 23, 2019
Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
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Safe work places in local government

Mar 22, 2019
Minister Templeman recently spoke of his concerns about a trend of bullying and abuse in the local government sector against elected members, CEO’s and other staff.

Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Mar 14, 2019
​In June 2017, the McGowan Government announced a review of the Local Government Act 1995 (LG Act).

Inquiry Into the City of Perth Hearing

Nov 21, 2018
The Inquiry Into the City of Perth will be addressing serious concerns about the culture of the City of Perth, including the reported fractious relationship between elected members and the administration – and is now calling on the community to assist.
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Budget Consideration in Rate Setting

Jan 4, 2017
As local governments commence their annual budget setting process for the 2017-18 financial year it is an opportune time for a reminder about how the budget process influences rating models.
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