Local Government Legislator

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

    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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