Submission by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) to the review of Tasmania’s Local Government Legislation Framework

The Institute of Internal Auditors–Australia (IIA–Australia) is making this submission in relation to the review of the Local Government Act 1993.

This submission is focused mainly on Part D – Responsible and Effective Councils and particularly the notion of legislating eight good governance principles.

Firstly, the IIA-Australia will argue the basis of creating a strong governance structure and framework relies not on just legislating principles, but adopting a more prescriptive governance regime, which in part relies on having an effective third line of defence – internal audit.

The evidence to support this proposition is discussed in more detail in the submission.

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