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Meetings are the principal decision-making forum for local governments and most decisions are taken in full local government and committee meetings. Such meetings are the cornerstone of local government democracy and a key illustration of accountable and transparent decision-making by local governments.

The Local Government Act 2009 and City of Brisbane Act 2010 comprise the main legislation that governs local governments in Queensland. This legislation requires councillors to attend and participate at local government meetings, while mayors (other than the Lord Mayor of Brisbane) have responsibility for leading, managing and chairing meetings, including managing the conduct of councillors at meetings.

In Brisbane, the Chairperson of Council is elected by the councillors and presides over each local government meeting. The Lord Mayor does not chair proceedings.

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