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BIG STICK: Tony Simpson is not convinced councils are delivering value for money. Photo: Attila Csaszar

State puts councils on notice, again

After failing to implement its council amalgamation plan, the government is targeting funding arrangements.

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Perth
Is this The Emperor trying to run down Local Government, creating another danger from which only he can save us? Or is it a good reason why Councillors should have more than a passing familiarity with Management Accounting? Should they should be able to assess financial indicators, compare benchmark performances and use Key Performance Indicators so that ratepayers get value for money? Should Councillors have the skills to assess whether sufficient funds are allocated for asset maintenance and so on?

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