For Canberra's community councils, regular consultation with wider membership is a requirement, whereas it's merely "aspirational" for often under-resourced residents associations.
Law academic Dr Bruce Baer Arnold says this is potentially problematic, especially considering the relative ease of creating an association, and the impact of economic divide on influencing policy makers.
Political Science; Policy and Public Adminstration
1 Jun 2019
Regular community consultation 'aspirational' for residents associations, says expert