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We support the development, adoption and implementation of high-quality governance processes, protocols, conduct and relationships across the local government sector.

Our work in this area includes, providing sector-wide advice on governance issues and assisting individual councils on a broad range of internal and external governance matters.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Restructure of VCAT fees

The Victorian government has adopted a policy that ​fees levied by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) are to recover 45 per cent of operating costs.  A regulatory impact statement has been released proposing a new fee structure based on this premise.

We have made a submission to the Department of Justice responding to the regulatory impact statement and the draft Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Fees) Regulations 2013.