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Inquiry into Local Government


Select Committee into Local Government

(1) That a Select Committee into Local Government is established.
(2) The Select Committee is to inquire into how well the system of Local Government is functioning in Western Australia, with particular reference to -
(a) whether the Local Government Act 1995 and related legislation is generally suitable in scope, construction and application;
(b) the scope of activities of Local Governments;
(c) the role of the Department of State administering the Local Government Act 1995 and related legislation;
(d) the role of Elected Members and Chief Executive Officers/employees and whether these are clearly defined, delineated, understood and accepted;
(e) the funding and financial management of Local Governments; and
(f) any other related matters the Select Committee identifies as worthy of examination and Report.
(3) The Select Committee shall comprise five Members.
(4) The Select Committee shall report by no later than 12 months after the motion for its establishment is agreed to and may, if it sees fit, provide interim reports to the House.

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