TASK: Watch the video and answer the questions below.
- Which areas in the word cloud above are areas that the local government is responsible for?
- How many local governments are there across Australia?
- Why did local governments become popular in the 1970s?
- Do local governments have more power than state government? Yes / No
- Do local governments have more power than the federal government? Yes / No
All levels of government hold elections, make laws and provide services to the community. Therefore, members of local government are voted into their jobs as representatives, just as members of the state and federal governments are.