Referendum could be held on Local governments

Referendum could be held on Local governments

Australians may vote to see local governments enshrined in the Australian Constitution at this years Federal election.

According to News Limited, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has been approached on behalf of the government on the issue and he has indicated he would support the referendum.

In 2009 a High Court decision put into serious doubt the Federal Government’s ability to directly fund local government projects.

Since then, there has been a push to include local governments in the constitution.

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