LGEMA AGM and Planning Law Workshop 7th November

Featured

AGM

LGEMA will be holding its AGM on Sunday 7th November 2021 at Tompkins Park Melville.

Members should RSVP to lgema@iinet.net.au
The agenda for the meeting can be downloaded here (165Kb pdf)

Planning Workshop

LGEMA will also be holding a Planning and Development Law Workshop after the AGM.
Entrance is free to LGEMA members.

The agenda for the workshop can be downloaded here (405Kb pdf)

Continue reading

Local Government Elections 16th October 2021

Featured

LAW REFORM

  • Compulsory LG elections reduce risk of interest groups controlling outcomes
  • Lack of compulsory LG elections in WA contributes to maladministration, electoral misconduct and corruption risks including the LG electoral manipulation: see “Democracy and Its Crisis” by A.C. Grayling
  • Compulsory LG elections voting in Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Northern Territory (no LG in ACT)

Please email LG Minister Carey to request compulsory voting in WA LG elections and a LG Inspectorate to enforce the LG Act Minister.Carey@dpc.wa.gov.au

For LG election information see https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/elections/local (new window)

Continue reading

LGEMA Workshop

LGEMA Workshop

“What I Wish I Knew When I Became an Elected Member” Attendance by invitation only

Date: Sunday 27 June 2021
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Place: Tompkins Park, 642 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove, WA (Function Room)
RSVP: required to lgema@iinet.net.au
Entry: LGEMA Members – Free
Entry: Non-Members – by donation
Costs: Lunch and afternoon tea $20
LGEMA Bank Details: BSB 302-162, ACC 156 11 48
 Program:Click here for the flyer
  Donor Support: City of Melville, through Mayor George Gear

  • Anyone who is thinking of standing for Council – this is for you
  • Anyone who has been an Elected Member, you can contribute through your insights
  • Anyone who is an Elected Member, you can contribute by sharing your insights and you might also learn some things your training has not covered
  • And of course, LGEMA members can hardly stop talking and sharing stories when they get together
  • Support LGEMA by bringing along new members and join us for our next LGEMA get together.

How to find current WA Acts of Parliament

Using the LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1995 as an example:
Go to https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/

Click on ‘Acts … in Force

Click on ‘L’

Scroll down to find LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1995

Download Act in PDF, Word or HTML, and/or search for any term in the Act.  
NB: Make sure you click on the current 1995 version, and not the repealed 1960 version.
NB: Laws are often amended, so if you have downloaded a version, always check it has not been changed before relying on it.