Industrial Updates

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) will provide councils with updates and references to newsletters and cases on topical industrial matters and disputes.

LGNSW Application for consent of Fair Work Commission to change of organisation’s name

5 December 2018

On 5 December 2018, Local Government NSW made an application for consent of the Fair Work Commission to change the name of the organisation.  It was recommended and resolved at LGNSW’s 2018 Annual Conference that the legal name of the organisation become Local Government NSW and that the organisation may also be known as the Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales.

Read the application (PDF, 1,525kb).

For further information contact Adam Dansie, Senior Manager Industrial Relations on 02 9242 4140.

Applications by LGNSW to alter the Association’s rules

26 November 2018

On 26 November 2018, Local Government NSW made an application to the Fair Work Commission to formally certify amendments to the Association’s rules. The amendments are the result of motions carried at LGNSW’s 2018 Annual Conference.

Read the application (PDF, 5,728KB).

For further information contact Adam Dansie, Senior Manager Industrial Relations on 02 9242 4140.

Post-Election Report

The election to fill a casual vacancy on the LGNSW Board for the office of Vice President (Rural/Regional councils) was conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) by secret postal ballot in August/September 2018.  Clr Scott Ferguson (Blayney Shire Council) was declared elected to the vacant office on 17 September 2018.

The AEC issued a Post-Election Report (Report), dated 21 September 2018 that identified LGNSW’s rules that the AEC found difficult to interpret or apply. LGNSW has now responded to the Report. To access the response please click here (PDF, 617KB).

Any member wanting a copy of the Post-Election Report should contact Adam Dansie, Senior Manager Industrial Relations on (02) 9242 4140, or adam.dansie@lgnsw.org.au.

Local Government NSW HR Advance

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) has entered into an arrangement with Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA) to provide councils with access to a subscription of LGNSW HR Advance. LGNSW HR Advance is a comprehensive library of fully customisable HR documents including contracts, policies, forms, correspondence and checklists. All documents come with extensive notes on their use and application.

To purchase a subscription to LGNSW HR Advance, please contact the LGNSW's Industrial Relations Unit on 02 9242 4142.