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December 2008

Reform of the Australian Constitution

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Reform of the Australian Constitution December 11, 2008 Local councils in Australia have reached an historic agreement about how to reform and modernise the Australian Constitution. ... click here for more information

ALGA congratulates Federal Government for ABC bailout

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

ALGA congratulates Federal Government for ABC bailout December 10, 2008 Cr Geoff Lake, President of the Australian Local Government Association, today congratulated the Federal Government on its announcement to provide up to $34 million of additional funds to keep an additional 241 ABC Learning Centres open into the New Year and if necessary ... click here for more information

State of the Regions - Broadband

Monday, 8 December 2008

State of the Regions Report 2008 ? 2009: December 08, 2008 Broadband boost a long overdue must for Australia The latest economic snapshot of Australia's regions commissioned by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) predicts that the Rudd Government's moves on a national broadband network will "lay bare the years of ... click here for more information

State of the Regions - Financial Crisis Implications

Monday, 8 December 2008

State of the Regions Report 2008 - 2009 December 08, 2008 The Current World Financial Crisis and its Implications The latest State of the Regions report from leading forecasting group, National Economics, for the Australian Local Government Association presents a sobering snapshot of the nation. ... click here for more information

State of the Regions Launch

Monday, 8 December 2008

State of the Regions Report 2008 ? 2009: Background briefing December 08, 2008 Overview The eleventh State of the Regions Report was unveiled today in Melbourne. ... click here for more information

Dick Gross exits local government stage

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Dick Gross exits local government stage December 02, 2008 ALGA President Cr Geoff Lake has paid tribute to Dick Gross who lost his position as a councillor with the City of Port Phillip in the Victorian council elections over the weekend. ... click here for more information

November 2008

New President for Australian Local Government Association

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

New President for Australian Local Government Association November 19, 2008 The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has elected a new President, Cr Geoff Lake, at its Annual General Meeting held in Canberra this afternoon. ... click here for more information

Infrastructure funding will help communities

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Infrastructure funding will help communities November 18, 2008 The Federal Government has received plaudits from over 400 mayors across Australia with the announcement of much-needed funding for councils under the new Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Fund. ... click here for more information

Future of ABC Learning a prime concern for communities

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Future of ABC Learning a prime concern for communities November 11, 2008 Cr Geoff Lake, the President of the Australian Local Government Association, says the announcement by the liquidators of ABC Learning that it can only guarantee the future of 656 of the group's childcare centres past 31 December this year is a huge blow to local ... click here for more information

October 2008

ALGA calls for Government rethink on waste dumps

Thursday, 2 October 2008

ALGA calls for Government rethink on waste dumps October 02, 2008 The Federal Government should follow Professor Garnaut's recommendations to exclude waste dumps from the early stages of a carbon trading scheme, according to the President of the Australian Local Government Association, Cr Paul Bell. ... click here for more information

September 2008

National Local Roads and Transport Congress

Friday, 19 September 2008

New Australian Council of Local Government September 19, 2008 Cr Paul Bell, President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), has welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister of the establishment of the new Australian Council of Local Government (ACLG) in November, saying it marked a new chapter in Federal-Local ... click here for more information

June 2008

National Local Roads and Transport Congress

Friday, 13 June 2008

National Local Roads and Transport Congress June 13, 2008 National Local Roads and Transport Congress Sunday, 15 June ? Tuesday, 17 June, 2008 Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, Victoria Speakers from the Federal Government, Local Government and the Opposition at this Congress: ALGA President Cr Paul Bell Nationals Leader and Shadow ... click here for more information

May 2008

ALGA ready to work with Government

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

ALGA READY TO WORK WITH GOVT ON LOCAL COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE May 13, 2008 The President of the Australian Local Government Association, Cr Paul Bell, has applauded the Federal Government's announcement in tonight's Budget that a Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program will be established from 2009-10. ... click here for more information

ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF NATURAL DISASTER MITIGATION PROGRAM

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

MIXED RESPONSE TO ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF NATURAL DISASTER MITIGATION PROGRAM May 13, 2008 The President of the Australian Local Government Association, Cr Paul Bell, welcomed the Federal Government's decision to extend the funding for the Natural Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) beyond 30 June 2008 but said he was baffled by the decision ... click here for more information

TAX REVIEW AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EQUITABLE FUNDING

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

TAX REVIEW AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EQUITABLE FUNDING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT May 13, 2008 The President of the Australian Local Government Association, Cr Paul Bell, welcomed the Federal Government's preparedness to tackle inter-governmental financial relations as part of its Tax Review. ... click here for more information

COMMITMENT TO TRANSPORT FUNDING

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

LOCAL GOVERNMENT WELCOMES COMMITMENT TO TRANSPORT FUNDING May 13, 2008 The President of the Australian Local Government Association, Cr Paul Bell, said that he was pleased that the Federal Government had kept its election commitments on local road funding for 2008-09 and maintained its commitment to funding local roads at announced rates to 2014. ... click here for more information



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