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The Queensland Government is delivering a rolling reform agenda to strengthen the transparency, accountability and integrity measures that apply to the system of local government and elections in Queensland.

Following consultation with the local government sector, the Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2020 (the Act) was passed by the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 18 June 2020 and received assent on 30 June 2020. The Act includes amendments relating to state elections, Ministerial conduct and conduct in local government.

Objectives

Objectives of the local government amendments include:

Details of the changes

Local government reforms include:

In addition to the Amendment Act, there were also a number of regulatory amendments required (see information paper below).

Information paper

Read the updated Accountability and Integrity Bill information paper (PDF, 962KB) for a detailed summary of local government reforms in the Amendment Act and supporting Regulation amendments.

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