Our objective is to transform local government so that it is empowered to better deliver quality governance and services to their communities now and into the future.
We looked at opportunities to reform the requirements regarding the disclosure of the receipt of gifts by councillors and local government CEOs - and of conflicts of interest created.
The Department consulted on the previous gifts framework during stage one of the Local Government Act review.
The following sections outline what was heard during consultation and what changes have been adopted as a result of feedback from the community and local government sector.
On 1 August 2018 the State Government announced their policy positions on the stage one priority reforms, including their position on gifts.
The following report provides further information on the findings from consultation and the Government’s decision regarding gifts:
Gifts policy position
On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed by Parliament. This Amendment Act introduced a revised framework for gifts.
Local Government Act Review Consultation Paper
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