Recent trends in Australian local government reform

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Graham Sansom


This practice note reviews some of the recurring themes of local government reform in Australia over the past decade. In doing so it updates previous findings of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (2011) and Gooding (2013). Six themes are explored: structural reform and regional cooperation; principles-based local government acts; roles and responsibilities of elected officials; revenue controls; financial and performance auditing; and integrity and accountability.

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Graham Sansom. (2020). Recent trends in Australian local government reform. Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, (23), ID 7546.
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