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A council is a group of people who come together to consult, deliberate, or make decisions. A council may function as a legislature, especially at a town, city or county/shire level, but most legislative bodies at the state/provincial or national level are not considered councils. At such levels, there may be no separate executive branch, and the council may effectively represent the entire government. A board of directors might also be denoted as a council. A committee might also be denoted as a council, though a committee is generally a subordinate body composed of members of a larger body, while a council may not be. Because many schools have a student council, the council is the form of governance with which many people are likely to have their first experience as electors or participants.
A member of a council may be referred to as a councillor or councilperson, or by the gender-specific titles of councilman and councilwoman.

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    QLD council libility

    i remember a while back it was talked about making council members and council staff being made personally libel for their actions rather than just sueing the council , was this ever been made into law , having a dispute over the access maintaince to my property ......the car access was blocked...
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    VIC Bill for forced clear - latrobe city council

    Hello I received by phone a call from local council a directive to trim conifers trees along a fence line. Didn't understand what the officer wanted, had to ask him twice. The directive was to trim to the property line. I have proceeded to trim the confers. On or around January 2022...
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    SA problem with council bus stop

    1 year ago council moved bus stop closer towards my driveway to make it fit between my driveway and the neighbours 2nd driveway according to new DDA requirements for handicapped persons.. The bus now stops closer to my bedroom window and new shelter is close to fence sends rainwater into my...
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    Federal vs Council traffic dilemma

    Federal office with no parking, employee directed me to a street park in front of their building. A traffic sign changed the street from parking to no parking during the meeting, I returned to find council had left me a little something on my windscreen. This is the same council I have spent...
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    NT title change

    Good morning I live on a dirt road with 11 other property owners . each property owns 3 mtrs of the access road into their property . Local council will only grade the road maybe 3 times a year. We asked if we could get bitumen but council will not consider as they donot own the road...
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    SA Council Drains Causing Property Flooding

    When it rains in our area the street drains can not cope with the water and the water banks up our storm water run off drains and floods our property. Local council say that it's not their problem. What can we do to force them to do something? This has been going on for several years now.
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    QLD Who is responsible for removal of dwelling built on road reserve with authority from council

    We purchased a rural block in 1981 with a house supposedly on it. We paid for a search by a solicitor that did not show up any problems. In 1992 we applied to Council to raise the house and build in under as owner builders, which was granted. Council now advise that the house was built on the...
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    NSW How wide is the confidentiality of Exector's legal council?

    Could someone tell me if the communications between the legal council and the executor confidential to those parties, or are beneficiaries also entitled to the contents? While the legal council is on record as suggesting: "all emails be shared in the interests of transparency", none (between...
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    NSW Retaining wall on council land

    Hi, we bought our property about 5 years ago which slopes down and away from the road, and has a large retaining wall at the top, with a driveway and carport below the retaining wall. The wall is 12-14 feet high, extending 4 foot above ground level as a fence. It is a concrete brick wall and...
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    VIC Hypothetical: Can a local council be sued for loss of property value if it breached its own planning rules?

    Supposing a local council (in Victoria) failed in its duty of care to administer a planning permit process, meaning that neighbouring property owners never received notification of the permit application. If this led to a permit being granted for a building that reduced neighbouring property...