Action on important local government electoral reform welcomed by the LGAQ

Published: 4th July 2022

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has thanked Deputy Premier Steven Miles and the State Government for listening to the views of the LGAQ and member councils in the formulation of new campaign spending caps for council elections.

LGAQ CEO Alison Smith said the Association had long supported campaign spending caps as an important accountability and integrity measure.

“We thank the Deputy Premier for acting swiftly on these reforms and for making good on his pledge to listen to the views of the LGAQ and its member councils before deciding on the final campaign spending cap regime," Ms Smith said.

“We particularly welcome the decision to remove the proposal for the cap for third parties to pool their expenditure limits across local government areas.

“We believe the final proposal released by the Deputy Premier will create a much more level playing field for all who wish to be involved in local government elections, starting with the next quadrennial polls in March 2024.”

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Vogler, External Relations Director
Phone: 0438 447 370
Local Government Association of Queensland