Referenda Update

Further to my post recently on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government I have been directed by our Mayor, Lachlan Clyne to the official Government website explaining this change.

A call for constitutional change requires a bill of parliament and the website covering the bill for the Local Government Constitutional change sets it out simply and clearly as follows:

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Constitution Alteration (Local
Government) 2013
No. , 2013

A Bill for an Act to alter the Constitution to recognise local government by stating that the Commonwealth can grant financial assistance to local government, including assistance for community and other services.

The Parliament of Australia, with the approval of the electors, as required by the Constitution, enacts:

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So you can see for yourself go to http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/bills/r5071_first-reps/toc_pdf/13129b01.pdf;fileType=application%2Fpdf#search=%22legislation/bills/r5071_first-reps/0000%22

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So please be wary of those promoting that this is about giving Local Government more power. As I said in my first post on this topic it is about being about to offer grants direct to Local Government and not having to pass it through the State Governments.

Hope this helps.

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