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Spotlight on audit committees<img alt="" height="170" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/audit%20committees.jpg?RenditionID=5&amp;Width=300&amp;Height=170" width="300" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />A number of recent governance issues that have arisen in local governments have highlighted the importance of audit committees.2018-05-09T04:00:00Z
Suspension and dismissal laws introduced<img alt="" height="170" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/legislation.jpg?RenditionID=5&amp;Width=300&amp;Height=170" width="300" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Laws to prevent council members receiving sitting fees or allowances while suspended have been introduced into State Parliament this week.2018-05-09T04:00:00Z
Acting on phase one of the act review<img alt="" height="170" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Perth%20aerial.jpg?RenditionID=5&amp;Width=300&amp;Height=170" width="300" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />The proposed policy positions for phase one of the Local Government Act review have been submitted to the Minister for Local Government. 2018-05-09T03:00:00Z
Four-legged approach to puppy farm reforms<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/PuppyFarming.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Local governments play a key role in the managing and control of dogs in their communities and now have an opportunity to improve animal welfare and management by providing feedback on the stop puppy farming proposals. 2018-05-08T06:00:00Z
Local Matters May 2018 - Message from the DG<img alt="" height="170" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Duncan%20Ord%20-high%20res.jpg?RenditionID=5" width="157" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Welcome to the first Local Matters newsletter for 2018. It's an exciting time for local government and we are now at a point where we have extensive opportunity to continue to change and improve our sector. 2018-05-08T03:00:00Z
City of Perth Inquiry<img alt="" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/Coat%20of%20arms.jpg?RenditionID=5&amp;Width=300" width="300" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />An Inquiry Panel with Royal Commission powers has been appointed to inquire into and report on the operations and affairs at the City of Perth. 2018-05-07T02:00:00Z
Shape local government in WA<img alt="" src="/resources/news/PublishingImages/LG%20Act%20Review-Small.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />​More than 200 local governments, residents, community organisations and businesses have had their say on the future of local government in WA by commenting on phase one of the Local Government Act Review. 2018-04-05T23:00:00Z