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LGEMA GOVERNANCE WORKSHOP

Sunday 21 February 2021 at State Library 10.30am – 4.30pm

See External link opens in new tab or windowhere for program

RSVP and $20 ticket essential

Please email RSVP External link opens in new tab or windowlgema@iinet.net.au (include dietary requirements as needed).

All members and their guests invited.

Membership enquiries welcome.

 



ASSOCIATE LGEMA MEMBERSHIP NOW AVAILABLE

Associate Membership is one way groups and Councils, who are not EMs or former EMs, can support the work of LGEMA.

As our funds increase, they will fund senior legal advices for our members, which will be published to all our members and hold more workshops


$100: the nominated representative of any residents’, ratepayers’ or electors’ group , the nominated representative of any community

action group relating to LG objectives


$5,000: a WA LG Council


Associate members can attend LGEMA workshops, make suggestions for workshops but cannot vote at meetings or sit on any LGEMA committees.


Donations are always welcome in any event here BSB 302162 Account 156114, especially sponsorship for upcoming governance workshop

Associate Membership Form is External link opens in new tab or windowhere

 



New Model Conduct Rules

On 2 February 2021 the Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Regulations 2021 were gazetted.

These regulations come into operation as follows —

        (a)    Part 1 — on the day on which these regulations are published in the Gazette;

        (b)     the rest of the regulations — on the day on which the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 sections 48 to 51 come into operation.

LGEMA will present an overview of these Regulations at its governance workshop on 21 February – see above

They are External link opens in new tab or windowhere

The Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 is External link opens in new tab or windowhere

 




Submissions LG CEO remuneration and EM allowances due 12 February 2021

Tribunal contact and submission details:

External link opens in new tab or window1 Parliament Place

External link opens in new tab or windowWEST PERTH WA 6005

Telephone: 61 8 6557 7000

Fax: 61 8 6557 7099

Email: External link opens in new tab or windowsubmissions@sat.wa.gov.au

This is the 2020 Determination for CEO remuneration and EM allowances




Dreadful outcome proposed for Elected Members in draft binding Code of Conduct Regulations:

Submissions on Model Code of Conduct regulations are due


On 8 May 2020, the Australian Fair Work Commission (click External link opens in new tab or windowhere ) held in WA local government context that:


[Bullying is not] …

reasonable management action carried out in a reasonable manner….

noting
right of management to take reasonable management action in the workplace


Corona Virus and Physical Distancing Elected Members


1. There are External link opens in new tab or windownew regulations just gazetted to assist local government Elected Members to meet safely.


2. Here is a draft External link opens in new tab or windowLetter 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 External link opens in new tab or windownew LG regulations for electronic meetings.



Select Committee Inquiry into Local Government Reform in WA

External link opens in new tab or windowHere are the public submissions, and video and transcript of oral evidence, given to the InquiryExternal link opens in new tab or windowLink caption


"Mandatory Code of Conduct"
(External link opens in new tab or windowView/download draft here)


and


"Standards and Guidelines for Local Government CEO Recruitment and Selection,
Performance Review and Termination"

(External link opens in new tab or windowView/download draft here)


* LGEMA message to all Elected Members, 17 November 2019, External link opens in new tab or windowhere.

* Written submissions to Department at External link opens in new tab or windowactreview@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

* Survey for completion click External link opens in new tab or windowhere.



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

(Template External link opens in new tab or windowhere)



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 External link opens in new tab or windowlgema@iinet.net.au if you would like the LGEMA Workshop to come to your local government, including regional WA.



LGEMA Media Releases

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External link opens in new tab or window12 November 2019




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 External link opens in new tab or windowlgema@iinet.net.au to make this site a truly one-stop-shop as far as possible.


The LGEMA web site, including any links from it, provides general information on legal topics, current at the time of first publication.

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.


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