Local Government Elections 16th October 2021

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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)

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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.