Local Government Amendment Bill 2013

Bill No.32

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is to amend the Local Government Act 1995 to provide for the following:
  • allowing the Minister to advise the Local Government Advisory Board on any Government policy that may be relevant to a particular inquiry;
  • increasing the discretion of the Advisory Board regarding submission periods;
  • expanding the membership of the Advisory Board to provide for community representation;
  • providing the Local Government Standards Panel with the discretionary power to dismiss frivolous or vexatious complaints;
  • providing for the withdrawal of complaints made to the Standards Panel;
  • removing an electoral offence which is no longer necessary;
  • clarifying aspects of the recent legislative reforms relating to elected member fees and allowances; and
  • ensuring consistency in provisions which limit the termination payments of local government CEOs and officers to one year's remuneration.

StatusLegislative Council Second Reading 12/10/2013
This Act comes into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent

Current Bill


Inactive hide details for Previous Versions of this BillPrevious Versions of this Bill


Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 10/30/2013  
First Reading 10/30/2013  
Second Reading 10/30/2013  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 12/03/2013  
Consideration in Detail 12/03/2013  
Amendments adopted 12/05/2013  
Third Reading 12/05/2013  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 12/10/2013  
First Reading 12/10/2013  
Second Reading 12/10/2013  
Second Reading Speech