Perth’s Canning City facing suspension

By Julian Bajkowski Perth’s City of Canning is facing suspension after an inquiry by the state’s Department of Local Government delivered a withering report pointing to widespread dysfunction, micromanagement and alleged serious governance irregularities. Issued late last week, the inquiry has recommended that the state government “suspend the Council under the provisions of section 8.19(1) […]

NSW inspects construction bankruptcy

By Paul Hemsley Sub-contractors may be protected from bankruptcy through a NSW Government inquiry into construction industry finances. The inquiry follows the collapse of hundreds of companies in NSW between 2009 and 2011, where up to 24000 creditors including suppliers and sub-contractors were short of millions of dollars. As a consequence of these collapses, thousands […]

ALRC recommends two-tier public inquiry system

By Angela Dorizas The Government should establish a second tier of public inquiry as an alternative to expensive Royal Commissions, Australia’s law reform agency has said. Following a review into Royal Commissions and other federal inquiries, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) tabled its report,

Inquiry on referendum rules

By Staff Writer The effectiveness of the rules of referendums will come under scrutiny in a new parliamentary inquiry. Chair of the House of Representatives Committee, Mark Dreyfus QC, announced that the House Legal and Constitutional Affairs committee is to review legislation administering the conduct of referendums. The processes fro preparing Yes and No cases […]


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