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President welcomes select committee

PRESIDENT of the Australian Local Government Association Felicity-Ann Lewis has welcomed Parliament's decision to support council calls to establish a Parliamentary Committee as the next step towards a referendum on constitutional recognition of local government.

A motion to establish a 12- member joint select committee to consider constitutional recognition of local government was carried in the House of Representatives this week.

"Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave an undertaking when coming to office to hold referendums by the end of 2013 on both constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians and constitutional recognition of local government," Cr Lewis said.

"Despite the government's recent decision to defer a referendum on indigenous recognition, ALGA will continue to work with the Commonwealth on putting in place the conditions for a successful local government referendum, which will ensure that important federal funding for local communities can continue."

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