Local Government Legislator

Local Government Legislators represent the interests of people in a constituency as their elected member of a local government authority.

Overview

Local Government Legislators represent the interests of people in a constituency as their elected member of a local government authority.

Day-to-day

  • develops local government policy, and formulates, amends and repeals legislation and by-laws
  • helps constituents with a range of problems
  • introduces proposals for government action and represents public and electoral interests
  • issues policy directions to government departments and exercises control over local government authorities
  • attends community functions and meetings of local groups to provide service to the community, gauge public opinion and provide information on government plans
  • may present petitions on behalf of concerned groups.

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To become a Local Government Legislator

  • You can work as a Local Government Legislator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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