Mobilisation involves general governance matters relating to community organisation and preparation for development. At such meetings, the relevant stakeholders are organised and strengthened around certain core values and beliefs that take on their own meaning in each settlement context. This creates a strong local resource base which recognises and builds on the inherent qualities of the community’s particular political and social goals and agendas. This movement of local movements is changing the way local government is engaging with communities and the prospects for a true representation from below are tangible.
"Colonials" served under British command though, perhaps owing to the limited autonomy granted to the Dominions regarding their respective mobilizations, the Dominions eventually compelled the British government to overrule the objections of some British commanders and let the Dominion forces serve together instead of being distributed amongst various British divisions. The "colonials" would go on to be acknowledged by both the British and German high commands as being elite British units. In May 1918, when command of the Australian Corps passed from William Birdwood to John Monash , it became the first British Empire formation commanded totally free of British officers.