Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government

Updated: 29 July 2013

Inquiry into constitutional recognition of local government

On 1 November 2012, the Parliament of Australia established the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government to inquire into and report on the majority finding (financial recognition) of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government including by amending section 96 of the Australian Constitution. The committee commenced its inquiry on 29 November 2012. The AEC provided the following submissions.

Sub: 129
Date: 7 January 2013
Title: JSCCRLG Submission

Sub: 129.1
Date: 20 February 2013
Title: Supplementary Submission

Sub: 129.2
Date: 20 February 2013
Title: Supplementary Submission

The Committee's preliminary report entitled "Preliminary report on the majority finding of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government: the proposal, timing and likely success of a referendum to amend Section 96 of the Australian Constitution to effect financial recognition of local government", was tabled on 24 January 2013.

The Committee's final report entitled "Final report on the majority finding of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government: the case for financial recognition, the likelihood of success and lessons from the history of the constitutional referenda", was tabled on 7 March 2013.

Further detail on the Inquiry is available from the Parliament of Australia Inquiry website.