UPDATE: Member for Farrer Sussan Ley has slapped down the need for local government to have a voice at the national cabinet table.
"People want to know their local government representatives are focusing on the pressing local issues at hand, not jockeying for seats at a national table," she said.
"Local government has a vital role to play at this time, while the national cabinet is focused on bringing state, territories and the commonwealth together to direct national policy.
"The national cabinet is not COAG, but its future structure will include a reporting framework for local government which I would of course support.
"While I will pass on correspondence as local member, I think most people will accept the unprecedented situation we are in and the important role state, territory and federal Leaders are playing."
EARLIER: Albury mayor Kevin Mack has ignited a push for local government to have a seat at national cabinet which is overseeing the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cr Mack won support for a mayoral minute, highlighting the council's disappointment that local government is not represented on the committee headed up by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and includes all state premiers and territory leaders.
The national cabinet has been in place since the pandemic hit Australian shores in March.
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Cr Mack has recently been highly critical of the NSW government's introduction of a border closure between NSW and Victoria with two checkpoints located in Albury.
The council will write a letter to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Farrer MP Sussan Ley MP and member for Albury Justin Clancy MP asking in part for local government's exclusion from national cabinet to end.
On Monday night, Cr Alice Glachan queried whether the letter also be sent to Mr Morrison.
Chief executive Frank Zaknich said the "most appropriate pathway" to him would be asking Ms Ley to make representations on council's behalf.
Cr Mack unsuccessfully stood against Ms Ley as an independent candidate at last year's federal election.