Local government invited to one Cabinet meeting per year by Albanese
By AMBER GRIFFIN
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) was appointed to the National Cabinet at a conference this week by the Labor government, after a long history of lobbying for representation.
The appointment of local government to the National Cabinet was just one of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s pre-election promises, but ALGA has only been invited to one meeting a year out of the four times the cabinet meets each year .
Sydney City Councilor and President of ALGA Linda Scott established that ALGA will not consider the Labor Party pledge to have been fulfilled until ALGA is a full voting member at all national cabinet meetings.
“Inviting local government to attend the National Cabinet and the Council on Federal Fiscal Relations each year is a good start, but we will strive to secure full and continued membership,” said Cr Scott.
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