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Macquarie Local Government Lawyers has been conducting training for Council staff and Councillors for more than 15 years. We regularly hold practical and informative workshops on relevant local government issues. Details of our upcoming open workshops can be found below.
Macquarie Local Government Lawyers In-house Workshops
Macquarie also conducts in-house workshops for Councils interested in group training. This allows you to select the most appropriate date and to hold the session on-site. We can also customise the workshop to suit your Council's processes, issues and objectives. Please feel free to contact our office on (03) 9650 6700 if you would like to discuss your training options in more detail.
Macquarie Local Government Lawyers Open Workshops: November 2018


Council Report Writing workshop  

             Venue:     Manningham Function Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, DONCASTER

              Date:       Wednesday, 14 November 2018
              Time:       10am - 1:00pm (to be followed by a light lunch) 
              Cost:        $385 (inclusive of GST)



One of the toughest challenges faced by Council staff members is the preparation of meaningful officer reports for Council and senior management consideration.

Terry Bramham and Georgie Ward are conducting this highly relevant workshop designed to assist Council staff of all levels in the preparation of officer reports. This workshop is guaranteed to provide officers with a practical understanding of what is required in order to prepare meaningful reports.

In addition to considering relevant examples of reports (both good and bad) the workshop will explore the following topics –

  • Report Content;
  • Report Style;
  • Defamatory and Inflammatory Comments;
  • Third Party Considerations;
  • Objectivity and Officer Professionalism;
  • Conflicts of Interest;
  • Relevant and Irrelevant Inclusions; and
  • Political Awareness.