Councils aim cost shift broadside at National Commission of Audit

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has made a reinvigorated push stop the states and Canberra from dumping more service delivery functions on the doorsteps of councils without sufficient and ongoing funding. The peak body’s submission to the Abbott government’s National Commission of Audit, which is tasked with reviewing […]

Council Task force calls for reform fund

By Staff Writer The Strengthening Local Government Task Force is calling on the NSW State Government to provide a reform implementation fund to enable councils to long term strategic plan and develop asset management systems. An initiative of the Local Government and Shires Association of NSW (LGSA), The Strengthening Local Government Task Force was established […]


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