RAJ REPORT

Why does Cairns have less services then Brisbane if we have a NATIONAL principle of HORIZONTAL EQUALISATION—————This is a basis that ensures that each local governing body in the State/Territory is able to function, by reasonable effort, at a standard not lower than the average standard of other local governing bodies in the State/Territor

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NATIONAL PRINCIPLES RELATING TO THE ALLOCATION OF

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1. The national principles relating to allocation of general purpose grants are:

(i) Horizontal Equalisation. General purpose grants will be allocated to

local governing bodies, as far as practicable, on a full horizontal

equalisation basis as defined by the Act. This is a basis that ensures

that each local governing body in the State/Territory is able to

function, by reasonable effort, at a standard not lower than the average

standard of other local governing bodies in the State/Territory. It takes

account of differences in the expenditure required by those local

governing bodies in the performance of their functions and in the

capacity of those local governing bodies to raise revenue.

(ii) Effort Neutrality. An effort or policy neutral approach will be used in

assessing the expenditure requirements and revenue raising capacity of

each governing body. This means as far as practicable, that policies of

individual local governing bodies in terms of expenditure and revenue

effort will not affect grant determination.

(iii) Minimum Grant. The minimum general purpose grant allocation for a

local governing body in a year will be not less than the amount to

which the local governing body would be entitled if 30 per cent of the

total amount of general purpose grants to which the State/Territory is

entitled under section 9 of the Act in respect of the year were allocated

among local governing bodies in the State/Territory on a per capita

basis.

(iv) Other Grant Support. Other relevant grant support provided to local

governing bodies to meet any of the expenditure needs assessed should

be taken into account using an inclusion approach.

(v) Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. Financial assistance

shall be allocated to councils in a way which recognises the needs of

Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders within their boundaries.

2. The national principle relating to allocation of identified road component of

the financial assistance grants is:

(i) The grants should be allocated to local governing bodies as far as

practicable on the basis of the relative needs of each local governing

bodies for roads expenditure and to preserve its road assets. In

assessing road needs, relevant considerations include length, type and

usage of roads in each local governing area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.cgc.gov.au/attachments/article/137/The_National_Principles.pdf.

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