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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Term 2 2010 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Mr Mark Hayes


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%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Mark Hayes

Contact hours

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)