17 June 2010 – The president of the Australian Local Government Association Geoff Lake has welcomed the Rudd Government’s announcement that it will fund a $250,000 education campaign to promote a referendum to include local government in the Australian Constitution.

“Local government is excited that the Rudd Government has signalled that, of the various constitutional referenda proposals discussed during its time in government, this is the one it is prepared to put some money towards advancing,” Cr Lake said.

“Regardless of which party forms government after the coming election, we look forward to a referendum being progressed in the next parliamentary term.”