Public consultations

The department develops and amends acts and regulations within its responsibility, and undertakes public consultations to ensure that the public has the opportunity to participate in the development of legislation.

It is also responsible for reviewing the legislation it administers to ensure it operates efficiently and impractical provisions are removed. Consultation is conducted with the public and interested parties who are likely to be affected by proposed legislation or amendments to legislation and regulations.

The department ensures that its legislative processes are in keeping with the requirements of the State Government's Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) process. The RIA assists government agencies to develop efficient and effective regulation that addresses a clear need in the community, and provides assurance to the government and stakeholders that a proper assessment of options, including consultation with stakeholders, has occurred.

Narrogin Town Hall

Consultation on proposed Code of Conduct and CEO Standards

The department is seeking feedback on the draft Code of Conduct and draft CEO Standards and accompanying guidelines.

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Local Government Act Review

The first significant reform of local government conducted in more than two decades.

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Feedback on cat and dog laws

Pause for paws – feedback on dog and cat laws in WA.

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Stop Puppy Farming

Dogs are an important part of many Western Australian families and promoting responsible dog ownership and the future health and welfare of dogs is a key priority for the State Government.

Page reviewed 31 July 2019