As the peak body representing local government in Australia, ALGA makes numerous submissions and presentations to a broad range of organisations and bodies. These include:
- Parliamentary committees conducting inquiries of interest and relevance to local government
- National organisations conducting inquiries and studies, such as the Productivity Commission
- Political parties and individual parliamentarians
- The Australian Government, its ministers, departments and agencies
- International bodies and agencies
These submissions advance the interests of local government and address issues of concern to councils and the communities they collectively serve.
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is pleased to present this Submission to Infrastructure Australia (IA) in response to issues raised in the Australian Infrastructure Audit 2015 (the 2015 Audit) for consideration in the preparation of the Australian Infrastructure Plan.
ALGA appreciates the opportunity to comment on the consultation draft on changes to the Low-Impact Facilities Determination (LIFD). This submission responds to the consultation draft on the proposed amendments to the Telecommunications (Low-Impact Facilities) Determination 1997 and the Telecommunications Regulations 2001, which was released for comment on 12 June 2015.
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) welcomes the Taxation Issues Paper as the first step in the Government's White Paper on Taxation. While this submission from ALGA responds to calls for submissions on the Issues Paper it draws heavily on ALGA's comprehensive submission to the Tax Review undertaken by Dr Ken Henry in 2008-09.
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is pleased to present this Submission for consideration in the preparation of the 2015-16 Federal Budget. ALGA acknowledges the challenging fiscal environment facing the Australian Government and the Government's commitment to return the Budget to a surplus by the end of the decade. ALGA believes, however, that we need to ensure continued support for essential community services, investment in infrastructure and initiatives that are vital to increase Australia’s international competitiveness and the sustainability of local communities.