The federal government has announced a new plan to make local government more accountable and transparent.

Key points:The new federal government says it will take the lead on how local government funds are spentLocal governments will have greater powers to make their own decisionsLocal government will be subject to a ‘competent and independent’ boardLocal government and local services will be required to be publicly fundedSources: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department for Local Government and Local Government Australia, Australian Government, Australian Council of Social ServicesTopics:government-and-politics,corporate-governance,government-of-australia,coronavirus-and

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