WALGA provides advice and assistance on government policy and legislation that impacts Local Government functions in various areas of community development. Click on the links below for more information:

The system of public health in Western Australia, and in all jurisdictions in Australia, is based on a partnership of interlocked responsibilities between Local, State and Commonwealth Governments.
The CIRG is established as consultative group to provide strategic advice and expertise to assist WALGA in the development and implementation of effective advocacy and policy in community development and social policy.
What happens to children in their early years matters a great deal. Improving children’s development through the critical early period can have transformative social and economic impacts.  
Western Australian Local Governments with Aboriginal communities are supportive of efforts to improve the living conditions and governance in these communities. 
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) was established in January 2013, to investigate systemic failures of public and private institutions to protect children.
There has been an increase in attention to family and domestic violence and recognition of the role Local Governments play in the culture and attitudes of their community through the services and initiatives they run at a local level.