Inquiry into Expenditure Caps for Future Local Government Elections

On 28 November 2019, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, the Hon Yvette D’Ath MP, introduced the Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019 into the Legislative Assembly. In accordance with Standing Order 131, the Bill was referred to the Economics and Governance Committee (EGC) for […]

Lack of help for local councils in coronavirus package undercuts industry support

Martin Loosemore, University of Technology Sydney Local governments are not eligible for the JobKeeper Payment, while major industries like construction are. Although the JobKeeper scheme has been broadly welcomed, it is a mystery to business why Australia’s 537 local councils, which provide vital support for industries like construction, are not […]