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Future of local government forum

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A Future of Local Government Forum was held on 30 January 2019.

Jointly hosted by the department, WALGA and LGPro, the forum was well attended by more than 250 local government elected members and staff who heard from a range of high calibre presenters.

The forum explored issues facing local government in the context of local government reform, including legislative reform. A copy of the speaker presentations is available on WALGA's website.

Public Policy and Governance Professor Graham Samson, who spoke at the forum, also spoke with the department's Corporate Communications team who posed some interesting questions in the local government space — what role do we want our local governments to play? View the mini-interview with Graham.