Local Government Audit and Risk Forum

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LGEMA are delighted to announce that we have WA’s Office of the Auditor General (OAG) Assistant Auditor to talk to us about Local Government Audits and an expert to talk to us about how financial information should be reported to Council.

Book online @ https://www.trybooking.com/CRNAB

Date: Sunday 26 May 2024
Time 12.15pm – 4pm
Venue: The Grove Library, 1 Leake St, Peppermint Grove, WA, 6011
Travel and Parking: Close to Cottesloe Train Station & Stirling Highway bus routes; free parking under Grove library after 12MD; Woolworths carpark opposite library on Leake St; Cottesloe train station.

Cost: $30 (for catering, venue hire)
RSVP: lgema@iinet.net.au

Forum:
• 12.15 pm: Registrations and Lunch
• 1pm: Susan Smith CA from Quantum Assurance “ Reporting User Friendly Financial
Information to Council”
• 2pm: Grant Robinson, Assistant WA Auditor General “Local Government Audits”
• 3pm: Sandy Boulter LGEMA Chair “Audit Committees”
• Q & A Session
• 3.45pm close

Join us for drinks afterwards at the historic Albion Hotel

JOIN FORMER AND CURRENT ELECTED MEMBERS TO TALK ABOUT PRACTICAL CHALLENGES IN NAVIGATING LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUDIT AND RISK

Invitation (PDF 263kb)

 

Standards Panel

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LGEMA  has e-copies of the following Standards Panel documents,

  • Governance Overview
  • Charter
  • Code of Conduct
  • Code of Ethics
  • Practice and Procedure Guidelines
  • Policy and Procedure for Managing Conflicts of Interest
  • Freedom of Information Statement
  • Internal Manual, A collection of the Local Government Standards Panel’s views, Authorities and Other Material
  • Local Government Standards Panel Induction Manual 2022,

which LGEMA members can request from lgema@iinet.net.au

LGEMA 2024 Forum Program

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All LGEMA 2024 Forums will be held,

  • on Sunday afternoons
  • at the Peppermint Grove Library, near the Cottesloe Railway Station

 Our LGEMA 2024 Forum Program

  • Budgets: 10 March
  • Audits: 26 May
  • CEO Performance and LGEMA AGM: 21 July
  • Elected Members’ Mental Health: 13 October

Email lgema@iinet.net.au for a membership or associate membership form or download here

Elected Member Mandatory Training

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LGEMA cannot provide mandatory Elected Member Training.

Only three entities are authorised training providers by Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, Regulation 35.

In 2023,

  • South Metro Tafe: on-line course taking 3-4 hours for $250
  • North Metro Tafe: : face to face workshops consecutively or non-consecutively for $2,500
  • WALGA: face to face over 5 days for ~$2,455, or online for ~$1,190 face to face workshops consecutively or non-consecutively for $2,500.

 

Email the LG Minister Hannah.Beazley@mp.wa.gov.au to request that LGEMA be an authorised Elected Member training provider.

 

Congratulations to Council of City of Rockingham

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The Council of the City of Rockingham has adopted Council Policy, which recognises the importance of LGEMA to Elected Members supporting Local Government good governance, by including payment of LGEMA membership fees through Council’s Professional Development Policy.

https://rockingham.wa.gov.au/forms-and-publications/your-city/about-us/local-laws-council-policies-and-delegations/council-policies

LGEMA Annual General Meeting 2023

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Date: 5 November 2023
Venue: Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club
Secret Harbour Blvd, Secret Harbour WA 6173

Questions: Ring secretary Sandra Boulter on 0427 508 582
RSVP: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1133389

11am: LGEMA Committee meeting, for LGEMA committee members only
Program
12 midday Registration and Lunch
1pm AGM, for current LGEMA members only
2pm LGEMA Local Government Law Reform Position and Q&A
For current LGEMA members only and invited guests.

To download  the full Agenda please click here