Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Japan, Aus. CLAIR Forum in collaboration with LGNZ

Japan Local Government Centre (CLAIR Sydney) hosts 2002 CLAIR Forum in collaboration with Local Government New Zealand

For immediate release on 20 November 2002

Sydney, Australia – 11 November 2002 – The Japan Local Government Centre, in collaboration with Local Government New Zealand, will hold their annual one-day CLAIR Forum in Wellington on Friday 6th December, 2002. The CLAIR Forum is an annual one-day seminar inaugurated in 1995 to provide Australian and New Zealand central and local government officials, and academics with the opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas with peers and visiting experts from Japan.

This year, New Zealand presenters former Prime-Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Dr Bill Ryan of Victoria University, and Dr Roger Blakeley, Chief Executive of Porirua City will join Professor Graham Sansom, Director of University of Technology Sydney Centre for Local Government, and Jon Edwards, CEO of Frankston City Council from Australia and Professor Shunichi Furukawa of Tsukuba University, and Toshifumi Akimoto, President of the Japan Academy for Municipal Personnel from Japan, to speak on the theme ‘Form, Function and Funding – Evolution of Local Government in New Zealand’.
This is the first time that the CLAIR Forum will be held in New Zealand. Japan has long held an interest in administrative reform in New Zealand, and the experience of local governments in New Zealand will offer Japanese authorities, and vice versa, valuable insight, in terms of increased management efficiency.

The last two decades have been a period of significant local government reform in Australia also. The experience of New Zealand, as an example for international comparison, will also prove worthwhile from an Australian perspective.

The 2002 CLAIR Forum in Wellington presents a unique opportunity for representatives from New Zealand, Japan and Australia to exchange opinions, experiences and practical knowledge on local governments and its effect on our communities.

Further information can be obtained from the Japan Local Government Centre website at http://www.jlgc.org.au/Forum/home_eng.htm


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Whether We’re Punching Above Our Weight, And Should We Care?

According to Pierre De Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games, the Olympic ideal was not about “winning, but fighting well. Life is not conquering, but fighting well.” True to that ideal, young people from all over the world do still congregate together once every four years to compete peacefully against each other... More>>


Finance: Finance Minister And RBNZ Governor Agree To Update MOU On Macro-prudential Policy

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr have updated the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on macro-prudential policy to further protect the financial system and support the Government’s housing objectives... More>>

Government: Offers Formal Apology For Dawn Raids
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today formally apologised to Pacific communities impacted by the Dawn Raids in the 1970s.

Between 1974 and 1976, a series of rigorous immigration policies were carried out that resulted in targeted raids on the homes of Pacific families... More>>

Government: Bill Introduced To Protect Against Conversion Practices

Legislation has been introduced to Parliament to protect against practices intended to change or suppress someone’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression... More>>


Human Rights Commission: Successive Governments Responsible For Massive Breaches Of The Right To A Decent Home

Te Kahu Tika Tangata / Human Rights Commission has today launched Framework Guidelines on the Right to a Decent Home in Aotearoa and announced that it will hold a national inquiry into housing... More>>

NZUS Council: Welcomes Nomination Of Senator Tom Udall As US Ambassador To NZ

The NZUS Council welcomes the nomination of Senator Tom Udall to the role of US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, NZUS Council executive director Jordan Small said... More>>

BusinessNZ: Visa Extensions Welcomed
BusinessNZ has welcomed the extension of some critical skill visa durations and changes to immigration systems to speed processing. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says move acknowledges advocacy by the hospitality sector, the BusinessNZ Network and others, and comes not a moment too soon.... More>>




InfoPages News Channels