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Role and expectations of rural-remote and Indigenous local government

Posted on: 29 February, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 1, January 2012 – March 2012
Related to Environmental health Remote Rural Research Northern Territory Queensland Western Australia

Morton A (2012)
Role and expectations of rural-remote and Indigenous local government
Sydney: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government

This report has been prepared as part of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) Rural-remote and Indigenous local government program. In 2011, ACELG released a report which found that the current demands and expectations placed on rural-remote and Indigenous local government councils could not be maintained, especially if they continued to grow unrestrained. The current report focuses on:

  • providing a profile of rural-remote and Indigenous councils from Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland, and identifying factors that impact on local capacity
  • a review of background information from past research and inquiries to identify federal, state and community expectations and issues from discussions with these stakeholders
  • the identification of further actions and research which could contribute to the objectives of ACELG.

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