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Stephen Cooper of Civic Mind returns to talk about the latest governance issues in local government in Victoria, including electoral structures, the newest sections of the Local Government Act to come into effect, and the take up of virtual Council meetings.
Victoria's Commissioner for Children and Young People, Liana Buchanan, speaks about the heightened risks for young people from increased online engagement, social isolation and changes to schooling methods during COVID-19.
On this episode of VLGA Connect, Michel Masson talks about the work of Infrastructure Victoria, preparing for a post-COVID-19 world, and the role of local government in helping shape the infrastructure agenda.
The Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Adem Somyurek joins VLGA Connect to discuss current sector issues, including the timing of Council elections, introduction of virtual Council meetings, and the performance of the sector in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire, Cr Sam Hearn, speaks to us about his Council's response to COVID-19 - the Caring for Our Community initiative, benefits of having the Federal Health Minister as local member, and gathering data on impacts on the business community.
On our latest Governance Update with Stephen Cooper, we talk about the newly legislated ability for Councils to hold virtual Council meetings; and Lisa Anelli, Corporate Secretary from Yarra Valley Water, provides advice from experience with virtual board meetings.
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