Local Government in Australia was based for 70 years on the 1919 Local Government Act. Between 1989 - 1999 all the Australian State & Territory Governments passed new Local Government legislation. In addition in the Australian Accounting Standards Board [AASB] issued 3 new accounting standards (frequently referred to as "The - Trilogy") to be used by Local Government called AAS 1, AAS 36, AAS 37. Part of the new Local Government legislation included a commitment to "providing new community services via the Internet". Each Council now produces a 5-year Management Plan with a chart of User-pays services on its web-site. However the Management Plans do not include details of where the Expenditure will be incurred. The Economics departments of many Australian Universities have been invited to comment on the Research by John CHRISTIAN into "Local Government in NZ" and a review of the new Revenue Models developed by many Councils. The Webinar on Thu 22 Jun 2006 will review the new Local Government User-Pays Economics and the implications to rate-payers and Small & Medium size Enterprises [SMEs].
|EVENT||eCommunity Initiatives||TOPIC||New Economics in Local Government|
|DATE||Thu 22 Jun 2006||TIME||16:00 - 18:00|
259 George Street
Car: Meters/Car Park
Registration for Seminar - Early Bird by 17:00 Mon 12 Jun 2006
Papers Received: 1 Fabian Tracts Assc Prof Miram YEVICK (Ret) - Rutgers University 2 The Health Care Crisis in the USA Assc Prof Miram YEVICK (Ret) - Rutgers University 3 Media should explain the new Information Age Economics Coordinator CAGE-Kirribilli
Time Topic Speaker Organisation 16:00 Welcome 16:10 Webinar Sponsor eCommunity Initiatives 16:15 Local Gov 5 year models James BENJAMIN CAGE 16:45 Implications to Rate Payers Doug FRASER CAGE 17:30 Questions 18:00 Finish