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Proposed new laws to Stop Puppy Farming in WA

Feb 19, 2020
The State Government is progressing changes to the law to Stop Puppy Farming in Western Australia.

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New intrastate travel restrictions from midnight, Tuesday 31 March 2020

Mar 28, 2020
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the State Government will introduce further restrictions on travel within Western Australia from midnight Tuesday night (12.00am Wednesday morning).
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Notice of Electronic Council Meetings During Emergencies

Mar 28, 2020
Following the commencement of amendments to the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1998, the following clarification is advised.
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Public Authorities (Delivery of Goods and Collection of Rubbish and Refuse) Directions

Mar 20, 2020
Local governments have been providing assistance to ensure that goods can be delivered to shops in a timely manner.
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Electronic attendance at meetings

Mar 20, 2020
The department understands the challenges that local governments are facing in regard to social distancing and possible individual self-isolation in Western Australia.
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Meeting quorums

Mar 17, 2020
Some local governments are currently experiencing difficulty in achieving necessary meeting quorums.
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2019/2020 Budget Review

Feb 25, 2020
Under Regulation 33A of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996 (FMR), between 1 January and 31 March in each financial year, a local government must carry out a review of its budget for that year.

Significant matters reported by the auditor in an audit report

Feb 20, 2020
If the Auditor General or a local government’s appointed auditor reports a significant matter in an audit report, section 7.12A of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) requires a response from the local government.
A group of puppies

Proposed new laws to Stop Puppy Farming in WA

Feb 19, 2020
The State Government is progressing changes to the law to Stop Puppy Farming in Western Australia.
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