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This report provides guidance, and includes recommendations to councils and the Office of Local Government, aimed at strengthening financial reporting, asset management and governance and internal controls.
This report has recommended that the NSW Office of Local Government (OLG) should, by mid-2018, give councils additional guidance on good practice in reporting, start developing a performance measurement framework, and help rural councils develop their reporting capability.
Effective internal controls and governance systems help agencies to operate efficiently and effectively and comply with relevant laws, standards and policies. This evaluation assesses how well agencies are implementing these systems, and highlights opportunities for improvement.
On 21 September 2017, the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 was introduced into the NSW Legislative Council. This paper compares it with a similar Bill in Victoria.
The research asked the question: what are the factors that contribute to an innovative culture in local government organisations?
The NSW Office of Local Government (OLG) has prepared this consultation draft of the new Model Code of Conduct and Procedures. The OLG is seeking the views of councils and other stakeholders on the consultation drafts prior to finalising the new model.
This article argues that in Australia there is an absolute constitutional duty to provide reasons for judicial decisions and examines whether the general practice of the New South Wales Court of Appeal and the High Court complies with that duty when deciding applications for leave...
This research examines how board members of regional development agencies in Australia interpret and perform their governance role, and considers what this tells us about the nature of regional development governance.
This e-brief discusses current restrictions on political donations in NSW and other Australian jurisdictions in the light of recent media reports on donations from foreign and foreign-linked donors.