Government and Industry Agencies

Potential sources of oversight can be found at all levels of Government there are also several Industry bodies which can provide oversight and support for Local Government in Western Australia , some like the Ombudsman, the Information Commission and the Public Sector Commission provide oversight accross the public sector whilst others like WALGA and Local Government Proffessionals provide services and support specifically targeted for local government.

The main critisim of these exsting bodies is that they are often adjudged to have conflicting vested interests, supporting each other rather than ratepayers and that the timescales employed by such bodies it has been suggested , with a not unconsiderable body of evidence, that these glacial timescales are effectively utilised as as fillibustering tool by some Local Government Bodies .

Please see the list on the left of the Major government and Industry agencies providing oversight and support.

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