On 1 November 2012 the Parliament of Australia established a Joint Select Committee to inquire into and report on the majority finding (financial recognition) of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government including by amending section 96 of the Australian Constitution.
The Final Report from the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government can be accessed by clicking on the link Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government. Public submissions to the Expert Panel are available to the Committee for the purposes of this inquiry.
The Committee presented a preliminary report on 24 January 2013 and a final report on 7 March 2013, which concluded the work of the Committee and accordingly it was dissolved.
On the 29 May 2013 the Government introduced the Constituation Alteration (Local Government) 2013 in response to the Committee's reports.
Other Committee information
The Committee Secretariat can be contacted at:
Joint Standing Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government
Department of House of Representatives
PO Box 6021
CANBERRA ACT 2600
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