Candidate Councillor Inductions...

Published: Thursday, 15 August 2019 at 3:13:34 PM

Shire of Morawa

2019 Local Government Elections

Local Government Candidate Induction

 

Councillors play an important community leadership role and being on a council is a way you can make sure community perspectives are head and considered.

This year new laws have been introduced which makes it compulsory for all candidates nominating in a local government election to complete the Department of Local Government’s online induction.

Topics covered in the induction

  • About government in Australia
  • A closer look at local government
  • Local government decision making process
  • The role of a councillor
  • Relationship between councillors and staff
  • What you will need to do as a councillor
  • Decisions you might make as a councillor
  • Qualities and skills of effective councillors
  • Other things that are helpful to know
  • Advice from the WA Electoral Commission
  • Why stand for council?
  • What should you do now?
  • Support for candidates

Before you nominate complete the induction by going online to https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/local-government/local-governments/council-elections/local-government-candidate-induction

If you have any difficulties in completing the induction, please contact the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries via lgtraining@dlgsc.wa.gov.au or 9492 9762.

 

Chris Linnell

Returning Officer

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