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									DIRECTORATE:                            ORGANISATION DEVELOPMENT

SECTION:                                GOVERNANCE AND CORPORATE
                                        DEVELOPMENT

POLICY:                                 FAMILY CARE POLICY - COUNCILLORS

RESPONSIBLE OFFICER                     DIRECTOR ORGANISATION DEVELOPMENT

DATE ADOPTED BY COUNCIL                 14 DECEMBER 2004, UPDATED 28 JUNE 2005,
                                        UPDATED 24 FEBRUARY 2009

POLICY OBJECTIVE

Councillors are elected, as the representatives of residents and ratepayers, to govern the
City of Hobsons Bay. To assist them to perform their role and responsibilities, they will be
entitled to seek reimbursement of family care expenses in accordance with this policy.

BACKGROUND

Family care expenses include child care, specific home care, and any other support provided
in the case of a dependant. Such expenses may consist of hourly fees, agency booking fees
if applicable, and travel to and from events that meet the criteria of this policy.

POLICY AND PRINCIPLES

Councillors will be reimbursed family care expenses when they have been engaged in
discharging their Council duties. This includes attendance at:

   •   Ordinary or Special Council Meetings, and meetings of Committees of Council,
       including briefing sessions
   •   Civic or ceremonial functions convened by the Council or Mayor, or events at which
       councillors are invited/required to attend as a group
   •   Other meetings scheduled by the Council or Mayor
   •   A meeting, function or other official role attended as an appointed representative of
       the Council or Mayor
   •   Meetings of community groups, organisations, statutory authorities or any external
       body to which the Councillor has been appointed council delegate or is otherwise
       authorised by the Council
   • Functions specific to the ward in which the Councillor is the elected representative,
       and at which the Councillor is representing the Council

PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES

Arrangements for the provision of family care are the responsibility of the individual
Councillor.

Payment of carer expenses will be based on the current market rate (currently up to $24.00
per hour as at July 2008) and is subject to review.

Councillors will be reimbursed expenses on presentation of a claim, with documentation
showing the name of the carer, and details of times and fees.

								
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