Valerie Horton

Four year State Govt terms receive tentative council support

CHANGING State politicians' terms to four years has received the tentative support of the Local Government Association of Queensland.

The group representing councils says it will only back the plan if State elections are one year away from council elections and there is no referendum with council elections.

A parliamentary committee is considering the advantages and disadvantages of three-year terms compared to four.

Since September MPs have been travelling across Queensland holding public forums as it considers the introduction of four year terms.

The committee will also consider ways to determine the referendum question that would be put to the public as well as possible starting dates and arrangements if four-year terms are adopted.

Part of the bill put to parliament stipulated a general election would be held on the second Saturday in March in the fourth calendar year after the last State election was held.

- APN NEWSDESK



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