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| Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government

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Preliminary report on the majority finding of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government: the proposal, timing and likely success of a referendum to amend Section 96 of the Australian Constitution to effect financial recognition of local government

January 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-0-642-79855-8 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79856-5 (HTML version)

View the report as a single document - (PDF 269KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Preliminary pages (PDF 116KB)
Chapter 1 Preliminary report (PDF 146KB)

Addressing the uncertainty
Amendment proposal
Timing of the referendum
Assessing the likelihood of success

Appendix A – Submissions (PDF 60KB)
Appendix B – Hearings and witnesses (PDF 51KB)
Dissenting report – Senator David Bushby, Mr Mark Coulton MP, Senator David Fawcett, Mr Steve Irons MP, Mrs Jane Prentice MP (PDF 79KB)

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