South Australian councils want feedback on corruption

By Paul Hemsley The Local Government Association of South Australia (LGA) has commissioned Adelaide University to run an independent survey on people’s views about corruption, misconduct and maladministration in councils. The study will be conducted through the state government’s Local Government Research and Development Scheme to give the LGA an insight on public attitudes towards […]

Adelaide wins High Court appeal to move-on mall preachers

By Paul Hemsley Adelaide City Council has finally won its controversial bid to force street preachers who proselytise in public malls to apply for official permits after taking litigation to defend the power of its by-laws all the way to the High Court of Australia. The so-called City of Churches has been seeking to bring […]

South Australia creates corruption watchdog

By Paul Hemsley South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has announced that an Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) will finally be on the beat in the state by mid-2013 after enabling legislation was passed this week. The creation of a new corruption watchdog comes after years of government opposition to the establishment of the role and […]

SA councils budget for sustainability

South Australian metropolitan councils have found an ongoing commitment to sustainability in their annual budgets. The draft annual business plans show funding plans for roads, footpaths, waste management, sporting facilities and libraries. Local Government Association CEO Wendy Campana said the commitment has been seen in recycling, stormwater harvesting, and initiatives related to climate change and […]


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