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LAW7087 - Local government law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Mr Mark Hayes


City (Melbourne) Term 2 2008 (On-campus block of classes)


This unit examines the structure, function and powers of local government in Victoria and provides a detailed
examination of the Local Government Act 1989 and other related legislation.


On completion of this unit, students will have an understanding of:

  • The framework for local government in the context of
recent legislative developments (namely the
introduction of the Local Government Act 1989)
  • The framework of the Local Government Act 1989 in
the context of other legislation affecting the powers
and functions of local government
  • The structure of local government
  • The powers councils have to attain their objectives,
purposes and functions


Research paper (3,750 words): 50%
Take home examination (3,750 words): 50%

Contact hours


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