2012 Local Government Research Showcase and Forum (Perth)

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2012 Local Government Research Showcase and Forum

12 July 2012, Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Campus, Perth

ACELG, in partnership with Edith Cowan University, held a free forum on current local government research on Thursday 12th July 2012. Attended by over 50 people from local councils, universities, WA government departments and consultancies, the forum showcased recent research prepared by ACLEG as well as by Western Australian researchers. These presentations and a session on the role of practitioners in producing research, led to lively discussions and new ideas on the future of local government research.



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9:30 am Arrival tea and coffee
10:00 am
  • Opening by Prof Atique Islam, Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University
  • Introduction to ACELG, Hon. Margaret Reynolds, Chairperson, ACELG Board
  • Overview of the Research Showcase program, Stefanie Pillora, ACELG

Facilitators: Stefanie Pillora and Melissa Gibbs (ACELG), Rob Weymouth (WALGA)

10:30 am Dr Robyn Morris – Impact of Fly-in Fly-out/Drive in Drive-out Work Practice on Local Government
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Melissa Gibbs – Legal and Governance Models for Shared Services in Local Government
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11:00 am Prof Fiona McKenzie – Tracking and mapping the economic impact of mine operation expenditure Dr John Abbott – Collaborative Governance and Metropolitan Planning in South East Queensland – 1990 to 2010: From a voluntary to a statutory model
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11:30 am Morning tea
12:00 pm Dr Ray de Silva – Balancing Stakeholder Relationship realities with Community Engagement imperatives: The City of Melville Approach
Alex Gooding – A Comparative Analysis of Regional Organisation of Councils in NSW and WA
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12:30 pm Dr Robyn Morris – Community Engagement in Rural-remote and Indigenous Local Government
Dale Quinlivan – Local Government Accountability to Residents - understanding the influence of performance information, reports, regulation and community engagement
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Discussion on practitioner research led by Dr Tim Robinson, Director at Fairfield City Council (NSW) and the ACELG research team.
3:00 pm Dr Jacquie Hutchinson and Prof Beth Walker – 'Leadership in Local Government: The Need for a Dual Agenda' findings from a recent study - Women in Local government in 2011, Still a boys’ club - still a men’s shed
Prof Graham Sansom – The Evolving Role of Mayors
3:30 pm Discussion on directions for future research, strengthening the local government researchers network and closing remarks.
4:00 pm Afternoon tea