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SUBMISSIONS: 2011
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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.

 

SUBMISSION TO THE NATURAL DISASTERS INSURANCE REVIEW PANEL

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) welcomes this opportunity to make a submission to the Natural Disasters Insurance Review Panel (the Panel).

ALGA Budget Submission 2011-12

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is pleased to present this submission for consideration in the preparation of the 2011/2012 Federal Budget.

Submission to the Productivity Commission on Airport Pricing, Investment and Services Review

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.

ALGA Submission to the Draft Industry Code C564:2011 Mobile Base Station Deployment 

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.

ALGA Submission to Consultation Paper on Payphones

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.

DRAFT Consultation Paper on the Low Impact Facilities Determination

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.

ALGA submission on Carbon Price Legislation Part 1

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the important issue of a carbon price mechanism.

ALGA submission on Carbon Price Legislation Part 2

Under the proposed Clean Energy Future package and the associated carbon price, local councils would be required to register their emissions under the NGERS.

Heavy Vehicle National Law Draft Bill

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.

ALGA submission to Infrastructure Australia on the National Freight Strategy

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.

ALGA Submission on the Productivity Commission Draft Research Report

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.

ALGA's submission to the Productivity Commission's draft report into Caring for Older Australians

The report presents a comprehensive analysis of the aged care system and presents a cogent case for the need for reform.

Submission to the House of Representatives Infrastructure and Communications Committee inquiry into the National Broadband Network

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).

Our Cities Discussion Paper and A Sustainable Population Strategy for Australia Issues Paper

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.



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