WESTERN AUSTRALIAN LOCAL
378. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the Leader of the House representing the
Minister for Local Government:
I refer to the Western Australian
Local Government Association, commonly known as WALGA, which was established
under the Local Government Act with powers constituted by the WA state
government in 2001. Which government body undertakes a financial and/or
disclosure audit of WALGA, particularly with regard to the alleged
not-for-profit insurance arm, the Local Government Insurance Scheme?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
The Western Australian Local
Government Association, commonly known as WALGA, is constituted as a body
corporate under section 9.58 of the Local Government Act 1995. Although the act
provided for the establishment of WALGA, it was established as a body
corporate, not a government department or agency. As such, no government body
has responsibility to undertake financial or disclosure audits of the
association or its business units. WALGA must comply with its constitution and
is accountable to its member local governments.