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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.

The department administers the following legislation to provide for the good governance of all Queensland local governments. It ensures local governments are accountable, effective, efficient and sustainable.

Title of principal Act Purpose of principal Act Latest amendments to principal Act Subordinate legislation Latest amendments to subordinate legislation
City of Brisbane Act 2010 The purpose of this Act is to provide for the way in which the Brisbane City Council is constituted and the unique nature and extent of its responsibilities and powers and a system of local government in Brisbane that is accountable, effective, efficient and sustainable. Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No. 30

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Local Government Bulletin
City of Brisbane Regulation 2012 Local Government Legislation (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) Amendment Regulation 2019

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Local Government Legislation Amendment Regulation 2019

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Local Government Act 2009 The purpose of this Act is to provide for the way in which a local government is constituted and the nature and extent of its responsibilities and powers and a system of local government in Queensland that is accountable, effective, efficient and sustainable. Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No. 30

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Local Government Bulletin
Local Government Regulation 2012 Local Government Legislation (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) Amendment Regulation 2019

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Local Government Legislation Amendment Regulation 2019

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Local Government Electoral Act 2011 The purpose of this Act is to ensure the transparent conduct of elections of councillors of Queensland's local governments. Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No. 30

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Local Government Bulletin
Local Government Electoral Regulation 2012 Local Government Legislation (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) Amendment Regulation 2019

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Local Government (Dissolution of Ipswich City Council) Act 2018 The purpose of this Act is to dissolve the Ipswich City Council and provide for the appointment of an interim administrator to act in place of the councillors of the Ipswich City Council and for related purposes.

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