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) welcomes this opportunity to make a submission to the Natural Disasters Insurance Review Panel (the Panel).
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is pleased to present this submission for consideration in the preparation of the 2011/2012 Federal Budget.
ALGA has made a submission to the Productivity Commission on those elements of the Airport Pricing, Investment and Services Review relating to local: planning, rates and regional airports.
This submission responds to the Communications Alliance's proposed Mobile Base Station Deployment Industry Code C564:2011, which replaces the existing Deployment of Mobile Phone Network Infrastructure Industry Code C564:2004. The revised code is designed to allow greater consultation with, and participation by, councils and the community in the decisions made by carriers when deploying mobile base stations, as well as providing greater transparency in planning, siting, installing and operating the base stations.
This submission responds to the consultation draft on the proposed legislative amendments to the location, repair and removal of payphones made under the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Act 2010.
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) appreciates the opportunity to make a submission to the consultation draft on the proposed amendments to the Telecommunications (Low-Impact Facilities) Determination 1997 and the Telecommunications Regulations 2001.
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the important issue of a carbon price mechanism.
Under the proposed Clean Energy Future package and the associated carbon price, local councils would be required to register their emissions under the NGERS.
Local government has robust and transparent accountability requirements. Each council is demoratically elected and its represntatives are accountable through the ballot box to their communities.
Local government's primary interest in freight stems from its responsibilities for local roads. The construction and maintenance of the local road system is one of local government's major tasks and in most councils it is the single largest item of expenditure.
Whilst ALGA wishes to raise several concerns regarding some of the findings and the methodology used to ascertain the data, it acknowledges that the draft research report does a good job in describing the complex state of planning in Australia and meeting the wide-ranging terms of reference from the Assistant Treasurer, the Honorable Senator Nick Sherry.
The report presents a comprehensive analysis of the aged care system and presents a cogent case for the need for reform.
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) appreciates the opportunity to make a submission to the House of Representatives Committee on Infrastructure and Communications inquiry into the National Broadband Network (the Committee).
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) as the peak national body for Local Government in Australia is pleased to make the following submission on both the Australian Government’s Our Cities Discussion Paper and the A Sustainable Population Strategy for Australia Issues Paper.