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Councillor Antonella Celi 

Seawinds Ward - Mornington Peninsula Shire

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ALGA Case for Change: Constitutional Recognition for Local Government

Posted by antonellaceli on November 29, 2012 at 9:10 PM

"Why local government needs to be recognised in the Australian Constitution" the ALGA Case for Change.. The campaign is well underway with the establishment of the Joint Parliamentary Committee to look into the possibility of establishing ...a referendum for the National Constitutional Recognition for Local Government. The direct funding of Local Government by the Federal government will provide more options for revenue raising for Local Government .. this is a good thing because it would allow for more projects to be deivered to local communities without having to rely so heavily on local revenue raising from rates and charges or limited State government funding. The equitable direct distribution of Federal Funds to Local Government would significantly contribute to closing the burdensome funding gap that currently exists in the on the ground delivery of local programs, services and projects to the community. On 24th October, 2011 the Mornington Peninsula Shire resolved to support amendments to section 96 of the Constitution for Financial Recognition; Democratic Recognition and for a stand alone referendum.


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