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Council member training and candidate induction

Aug 12, 2019
On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed by the Western Australian Parliament, coming into effect on 6 July 2019.

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Invitation to attend a workshop for new Mayors, Presidents and Deputies

Nov 1, 2019

Departmental circular 12 2019

Following the recent local government elections, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is running a free, one-day workshop for new Mayors, Presidents, Deputy Mayors and Deputy Presidents.
Gifts Framework

New gifts framework

Oct 18, 2019

Departmental circular 11 2019

On 20 October 2019, the new gifts framework contained within the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 will come into operation. This new gift framework has been simplified, with the focus on transparency and accountability.
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Alternative Queen's Birthday public holiday dates 2020

Oct 17, 2019

Departmental circular 10 2019

The Governor has declared that the Celebration Day for the Anniversary of the Birthday of the Reigning Sovereign (Queen's Birthday public holiday) will be observed in 2020 on Monday 28 September.
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Consultation of proposed Code of Conduct and CEO Standards

Sep 24, 2019

Departmental circular 9 2019

On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed in Parliament.
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Council member training and candidate induction

Aug 12, 2019

Departmental circular 8 2019

On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed by the Western Australian Parliament, coming into effect on 6 July 2019.
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Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019

Jul 9, 2019

Departmental circular 7 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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Checking Status of Local Government Employees

Jul 4, 2019

Departmental circular 6 2018

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

Departmental circular 5 2019

Local governments are reminded of their audit reporting obligations under section 7.12A(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1995.
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Review of parking local laws

May 1, 2019

Departmental circular 4 2019

In October 2018, the Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018 (TRPS Act) was passed by the Parliament of Western Australia and a number of reforms impacting parking local laws will come into effect on 2 July 2019.
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Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Apr 18, 2019

Departmental circular 3 2019

​In June 2017, the McGowan Government announced a review of the Local Government Act 1995 (LG Act).
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Safe work places in local government

Mar 22, 2019

Departmental circular 2 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.
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Impact of SAT decision on park homes and park home park licences

Feb 15, 2019

Departmental circular 1 2019

A recent decision of the State Administrative Tribunal has significant implications in relation to what constitutes a park home.
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