The 2000-page document contains over 250 findings and 350 recommendations, which have implications for the city and the broader local government sector.
Report of the Inquiry into the City of Perth
During its examination the Inquiry identified 135 matters that required referral to other organisations including WA Police, Australian Federal Police, and the Australian Taxation Office.
Case studies and findings highlight:
The report has been referred to the city, which has 35 days to advise what it has done or proposes to do to give effect to the recommendations that apply to the City of Perth.
The recommendations by the Inquirer Mr Tony Power that apply to the local government sector are broadly supported by the State Government.
These, together with the recommendations of the Local Government Act Review Panel released last week, will feed into the Local Government Act Review process.
This process has been a key focus of reform by the Local Government Minister David Templeman over the past three and a half years.
This reform process has already addressed a number of the issues that have been raised by the report, including mandatory training for elected members, a mandatory code of conduct for members and candidates, and the provision of clarity for elected members
to manage real and perceived conflicts of interest related to gifts.
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