On 28 November 2019 the Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019 was introduced to the Queensland Legislative Assembly. Read more about the rolling reform agenda for the local government sector.
All local government and standing committees meetings are open to the public unless the council has resolved that the meeting be closed, as councillors are accountable to their local community for their decisions and actions.
Voting at local government and committee meetings must be open and decisions are taken by a majority - i.e. by a majority vote - of the councillors who are present.