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Final Report

On Thursday 7 March 2013, the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government presented its final report out of sittings to the Parliament's Presiding Officers.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 4 chapters, 3 appendices, a dissenting report and additional comments.

Final report on the majority finding of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government: the case for financial recognition, the likelihood of success and lessons from the history of constitutional referenda

Preliminary pages (PDF 104KB)
Contents, Foreword, Membership of the Committee, Resolution of appointment and Recommendation

Chapter 1 (PDF 143KB)
The inquiry

Chapter 2 (PDF 278KB)
The case for recognition

Chapter 3 (PDF 201KB)
Likelihood of success

Chapter 4 (PDF 196KB)
Lessons from history

Appendix A (PDF 65KB)

Appendix B (PDF 38KB)

Appendix C (PDF 59KB)
Hearings and witnesses

Dissenting report (PDF 265KB)
Senator David Bushby, Senator David Fawcett and Mr Steve Irons MP

Additional comments (PDF 173KB)
Mr Mark Coulton MP and Mrs Jane Prentice MP

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