On 8 May 2020, the Australian Fair Work Commission (click here ) held in WA local government context that:
[Bullying is not] …
reasonable management action carried out in a reasonable manner….
right of management to take reasonable management action in the workplace
Corona Virus and Physical Distancing Elected Members
1. There are new regulations just gazetted to assist local government Elected Members to meet safely.
2. Here is a draft Letter of Notice that Mayors and Shire Presidents might like to consider sending to their Councillors and Administrators after consultation with their CEO.
3. Here is a synopsis of new LG regulations for electronic meetings.
Select Committee Inquiry into Local Government Reform in WA
"Mandatory Code of Conduct"
(View/download draft here)
"Standards and Guidelines for Local Government CEO Recruitment and Selection,
Performance Review and Termination"
* LGEMA message to all Elected Members, 17 November 2019, here.
* Written submissions to Department at email@example.com
* Survey for completion click here.
Payment of LGEMA Fees and Share Legal Advices
Elected Member Notice of Motion for local government to pay LGEMA Elected Member Membership Fees and to Share Legal Advices
LGEMA Workshop 10 November 2019
"Congratulations on being Elected to Council"
Comments from Workshop attendees:
"Not only do I believe this association is going to provide a positive benefit to Elected Members and the community,
I also thought the opportunity of networking with other Elected Members beneficial."
"I found the meeting inspiring and LGEMA a resource that I will find extremely useful in my councillor journey."
"I was beginning to feel overwhelmed, just 3 weeks into the election - feeling the job was 'bigger than Ben Hur'.
I am relieved that there is somewhere where I can go for advice."
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like the LGEMA Workshop to come to your local government, including regional WA.
LGEMA Media Releases
The Local Government Elected Members' Association (WA) Inc. (LGEMA) is dedicated to supporting Elected Members achieve the best possible community outcomes on behalf of their constituents. We are a group of current and former Elected Members pooling our collective skills and knowledge to provide resources to all Elected Members throughout Western Australia to best achieve these outcomes, guided by the principles of Openness, Accountability, Transparency and Sustainability.
These resources cover one-on-one and group activities including mentoring, workshops and advocacy services. Please see our Contact Us page for details and applications for membership.
We also provide a comprehensive range of Public and Private material.
Our Public page contains material that is publicly available including relevant State and Local Acts, policies, model rules and legal precedents.
Private material is available to Members Only and consists of templates, timelines, flowcharts and other documentation not available to the general public. We welcome our Members contributing to this ever-growing source of helpful information.
We welcome feedback and suggestions from our Members at email@example.com to make this site a truly one-stop-shop as far as possible.
The LGEMA web site contents, including any links from it, are NOT legal advice and must not be relied upon as legal advice.
Legal advice about particular issues should be obtained from a qualified and registered legal practitioner experienced in the applicable area of law.