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New limits on the number of attendees at funerals

Jun 8, 2020
Restrictions on the number of people that can attend a funeral have changed.

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New laws proposed for retired racing greyhounds

Nov 27, 2019
The State Government is proposing changes to the law that will give new life to retired racing greyhounds.
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Panel appointed to help develop new Local Government Act for WA

Nov 6, 2019
Local Government Minister David Templeman today announced the formation of an expert panel to progress the development of a new Local Government Act for Western Australia.
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Invitation to attend a workshop for new Mayors, Presidents and Deputies

Nov 1, 2019
Following the recent local government elections, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is running a free, one-day workshop for new Mayors, Presidents, Deputy Mayors and Deputy Presidents.
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Wheatbelt roads project is a winner!

Oct 31, 2019
A Wheatbelt freight project involving 42 local governments has won the Making a Difference award at the recent Regional Achievement and Community Awards.
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'Halls Creek is ready to grow'

Oct 31, 2019
Noel Mason is a local government journeyman who’s working with his team to help implement several innovative programs to tackle local issues.
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Highway councils band together to stage AC/DC tribute

Oct 31, 2019
Three metropolitan councils are banding together to help create a family event that promises to be one of the highlights of the 2020 Festival of Perth.
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Elections herald a new era in local government

Oct 31, 2019
The local government elections held on 19 October herald a new era for local government in WA — and the culmination of two years’ behind-the-scenes work by staff at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
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New gifts framework

Oct 18, 2019
On 20 October 2019, the new gifts framework contained within the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 will come into operation. This new gift framework has been simplified, with the focus on transparency and accountability.
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Alternative Queen's Birthday public holiday dates 2020

Oct 17, 2019
The Governor has declared that the Celebration Day for the Anniversary of the Birthday of the Reigning Sovereign (Queen's Birthday public holiday) will be observed in 2020 on Monday 28 September.
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Consultation of proposed Code of Conduct and CEO Standards

Sep 24, 2019
On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed in Parliament.
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Council member training and candidate induction

Aug 12, 2019
On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed by the Western Australian Parliament, coming into effect on 6 July 2019.
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Report into Shire of Perenjori handed down

Aug 6, 2019
The Western Australian Government today tabled the report detailing findings of the Authorised Inquiry into the Shire of Perenjori in State Parliament.
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