Councillors need to be wary of using their Local Government generated Councillor and group Councillor email address noting some Local Governments blind copy employees into all Councillor emails.
Elected Member Local Government email address can be “resource” for Conduct Regulations in two senses:
- text comprising the email address
- dedicated email service provided by LG.
Local Government email address is Local Government ‘resource’ for the purposes of the conduct Regulations
LGEMA will be holding its AGM on Sunday 7th November 2021 at Tompkins Park Melville.
Members should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The agenda for the meeting can be downloaded here (165Kb pdf)
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)
- 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)
“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 email@example.com
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.
Legislation WA (Laws)
The LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1995 (WA) is an example of an Act of the WA Parliament, which establishes local government throughout Western Australia. It contains the law (binding rules) of how local government operates, including the role and conduct of Councils, Councillors and employees (including the CEO).
See here about the difference between law and policy. Continue reading
See here for the difference between law and policy.
Department of Local Government Sport & Cultural Industry (DLGSC) Policies
DLGSC 39 Local Government Policies see here.
Key words: “open space” – “CEO appointment” – “Dogs” –“ burials” –“land valuations” – “council motion clarity” – “council forums” – “declaring interest” –“delegation” – “ financial interest” –“ disruptive behaviour” – “elected member induction” –“ elected members and developers” –“ financial ratios” –“ guide to planning” –“ changing boundaries” –“ lawyers / legal advice for elected members” – “ local laws” –“public question time” – “net current assets” –“ differential rates” –“ rating policies” –“ credit cards” –“ grants commission” Continue reading