9:30am to 12:30pm
Community Members involved in Council Section 41 Committees. Council Officers involved in such Committees are also welcome to attend.
This course will highlight the legislative responsibilities of Section 41 Committees. Participants will have the opportunity to gain a full understanding of:
- Functions and duties of the Committee and general duties of Committee members under Section 41 of the Local Government Act 1999, including misuse of information under Section 62 of the Local Government Act 1999 and consideration of the offence provisions that apply to Committee members
- Meeting procedures and the application of the Local Government (Procedures at Meetings) Regulations 2000 on meetings of Committees performing regulatory activities and the availability of Sections 90 and 91
- Reporting to Council and the formation of recommendations including the reporting and accountability obligations of Committees to the Council, particularly the delivery of recommendations that have been formed by a Committee
- Conflict of interest including a laypersons overview of the conflict of interest provisions in the Local Government Act 1999 and the application of those provisions to members of Council Committees. This will include consideration of what a prescribed interest is, when a prescribed interest will arise, and what the individual committee member must do in that event.
Natasha Jones from KelledyJones Lawyers and Victor Di Maria, Manager - Risk, LGA Mutual Liability Scheme. Natasha provides strategic legal advice to Councils on a diverse range of issues including governance, statutory interpretation and risk management. Cimon also advises Councils on a range of matters relevant to Local Government including governance and regulatory matters. Victor will provide input from the Scheme’s perspective.