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The Hydra Beast of Western Australian Local Government and the Misconduct Risks Faced

Withnall, S. (2011) The Hydra Beast of Western Australian Local Government and the Misconduct Risks Faced. In: Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2011, A Global Compass - Navigating Public Sector Corruption, 15-17 November 2011, The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia

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Abstract

The structure of local government is analogist to the multi headed hydra beast of Greek mythology. There are over 140 local governments each with CEOs, council members and administrative employees There is a Minister for Local Government, the Department of Local Government, the Local Government Standards Panel, State Administrative Tribunal. The Local Government Act 1995 (WA) is over 400 pages long, there are regulations and local laws governing the operation of local government.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Law
Publisher: Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference
Copyright: The author
Conference Website: http://www.apsac.com.au/2011conference/
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12183
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