The Gifts Registers contain disclosures of gifts that have been made by Elected Members, the Chief Executive Officer and Employees in accordance with the Local Government Act.
Elected Members and the Chief Executive Officer are required to disclose gifts which are valued over $300 or are two or more gifts with a cumulative value over $300 (where the gifts are received from the same donor in a 12 month period) within 10 days of receipt [Sections 5.87A & 5.87B Local Government Act 1995].
Employees are required to disclose gifts in accordance with the Shire of Broome's Employee Code of Conduct.
This Register is published in accordance with s.5.82 and s.5.83 of the Local Government Act 1995.
Register of Gifts for Councillors and CEO(PDF, 90KB)
Candidates in local government elections must be aware of their legislative obligation in relation to the disclosure of gifts leading up to the local government elections.
Part 5A of the Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1997 requires candidates to disclose information about any electoral related gift with a value of $200 or more that was given or promised during the disclosure period.
All disclosures are to be made on an LG09A Disclosure of Gifts Form and delivered to the Shire of Broome Chief Executive Officer.
2021 Shire of Broome Local Government Election Gift Register(PDF, 108KB)
The Local Government Act 1995 requires elected members and employees to make decisions in the best interests of the community, and decision-making must be transparent, accountable and free from bias or conflicts of interest. In view of this, elected members and employees (with delegated authority) must disclose certain personal information when they commence and every subsequent year while either elected, or employed at the Shire of Broome. These disclosures are called “primary returns” and “annual returns”.
A primary return is a snapshot of personal financial information as it exists upon the start date of an elected member or an employee. An annual return retrospectively discloses any changes to the information previously disclosed, or any new interest information to disclose since completing their last return.
In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995 and the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, local governments are required to publish a list of elected members and employees (by position) that lodged a primary return and annual return for each financial year, commencing after 1 July 2020.
Register of Primary and Annual Returns(PDF, 102KB)
In accordance with Section 5.96A of the Local Government Act 1995 and Regulations 29C(2)(f) and (6) of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, a report must be prepared annually on any fees, expenses or allowances paid to each council member during a financial year, beginning 1 July 2020.
2020-2021 Elected Member Register of Fees, Expenses and Allowances(PDF, 522KB)