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Limit Tenure of Council Chief Executive Officers

Petition published by Jonathan Smith on Jul 19, 2010
6 Signatures 
Target: Members of Victorian State Parliament
Region: Australia

Petition Background (Preamble):

The position of a Shire Council Chief Executive Officer is demanding and influential. After six years with the same organisation, CEOs are generally either burnt-out and needing new challenges, or have failed to implement their reforms.

Change at the top is beneficial and necessary in order to stimulate ideas, provide energy and diversity and limit the potential for corruption and cronyism.

Currently in Victoria there is no legislated limit on the duration of tenure of a Council CEO.


We, the undersigned, call on the Parliament of Victoria to amend the Local Government Act (1989) to the effect that the tenure of Shire Council Chief Executive Officers be limited to a period not exceeding six years.

The Limit Tenure of Council Chief Executive Officers petition to Members of Victorian State Parliament was written by Jonathan Smith and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: ,

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