Advisory district councils

| 02/09/2012

(CNS Library): The government passed the Advisory District Councils Bill (2010) by eight votes to five in the Legislative Assembly on 31 October 2011. The purpose of the district councils is to advise MLAs but under the law they are appointed by Cabinet and not elected. The bill was opposed by Independent MLA Ezzard Miller and the opposition PPM party after government refused to reconsider making them elected councils or bodies chosen by all the constituency MLAs. As the bill passed, Premier McKeeva Bush said the bill would improve public participation and set in train an “evolutionary change” between the governed and those who govern.

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Category: Government Oversight

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