Conflicts of interest management framework proposed in new Bill
The Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019 was introduced by the Attorney-General into the Queensland Parliament on 28 November 2019.
It contains some important proposed changes to the Local Government Act 2009, including a new proposed framework for managing conflicts of interests.
The LGAQ has referred the Bill to King & Company for advice and will be making a submission to the Economics and Governance Committee, which is examining the Bill.
Members are invited to provide input into the LGAQ submission (deadline Monday 6 January 2020) by emailing Stephan Bohnen, Lead - Intergovernmental Relations, and/or make direct submissions (deadline midday, Thursday 9 January 2020).
Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006
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