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December 2010

Take responsibility this Christmas when driving

Friday, 24 December 2010

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE 24 December 2010 Take responsibility this Christmas when driving The Australian Government has joined forces with two of the country's leading racing car drivers as well as the local government sector and the mobile phone industry to urge drivers to take care over the Christmas-New Year holiday period. ... click here for more information

Local government praises mapping tools for coastlines

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Local government praises mapping tools for vulnerable coastlines 15 December 2010 The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Genia McCaffery, has welcomed today's announcement of the release of new maps of the most heavily populated coastal areas showing the impacts of rising sea levels ... click here for more information

Local Government welcomes Draft Road Safety Strategy

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Local Government welcomes Draft National Road Safety Strategy 1 December 2010 Cr Genia McCaffery, President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), today welcomed the consultation draft of the National Road safety Strategy 2011-20 which aims to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on Australian roads by at ... click here for more information

November 2010

New President for Australian Local Government Association

Thursday, 11 November 2010

New President for Australian Local Government Association 11 November 2010 The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has elected a new President, Cr Genia McCaffery, at its annual general meeting held in Canberra today. ... click here for more information

October 2010

Australian road network in crisis

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Australian road network in crisis because of crumbling local roads 14 October 2010 The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) today released the findings of an independent study into the funding needs of Australia's local roads which estimates that an additional $1. ... click here for more information

September 2010

Forward step for local government & constitutional change

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Big step forward for local government and constitutional change 01 September 2010 The president of the Australian Local Government Association, Cr Geoff Lake, welcomed this morning's agreement signed by Labor and the Greens which commits to a referendum being held in this parliamentary term ... click here for more information

August 2010

Don't leave local communities out in the cold

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Don't leave local communities out in the cold: time for Gillard and Abbott to move forward with real action 19 August 2010 The president of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake, has called on the major parties to address the important issues facing local communities across Australia as ... click here for more information

ALGA welcomes local carbon communities announcement

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

ALGA welcomes local carbon communities announcement 18 August 2010 Cr Geoff Lake, President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), welcomed the announcement that if the Government is returned on Saturday it would fund an $80m Low Carbon Communities Initiative. ... click here for more information

Statement from Cr Geoff Lake

Friday, 13 August 2010

Statement from Cr Geoff Lake 13 August 2010 Statement from Cr Geoff Lake, president of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) on today's article on the front page of The Australian newspaper - Councils call for slowdown in stimulus spending. ... click here for more information

Active transport could save 16,000 lives

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Active transport could save 16 000 lives 12 August 2010 Major political parties have been urged to embrace active transport as part of the policy cure for the challenges of chronic disease, climate change, congestion and pollution. ... click here for more information

July 2010

Audit Office misses the point on councils and community

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Audit Office misses the point on councils and community infrastructure funding 27 July 2010 The president of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake, has expressed his dismay at the lack of balance and objectivity in a report released today by the Australian National Audit Office into the Regional ... click here for more information

June 2010

PM announces boost for community infrastructure

Friday, 18 June 2010

PM announces boost for community infrastructure 18 June 2010 More than 400 of Australia's 565 mayors are at Parliament House today to meet with the Prime Minister and senior ministers as part of the Australian Council of Local Government (ACLG). ... click here for more information

local communities the key to successful NBN roll-out

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Consultation with local communities the key to successful NBN roll-out 17 June 2010 The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake, has today presented NBN Co, the government owned enterprise responsible for building the National Broadband Network (NBN), with a set of principles for the engagement ... click here for more information

Coalition's bridge renewal program pledge

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Local Government welcomes Coalition's bridge renewal program pledge 17 June 2010 Cr Geoff Lake, President of the Australian Local Government Association, welcomed the announcement today at the National General Assembly of Local Government by Warren Truss, the Leader of the Nationals, that if the Coalition was elected at the Federal ... click here for more information

State of the Regions

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

MEDIA ALERT State of the Regions Launch of the 2010-2011 State of the Regions Report Wednesday 16 June 2010 at 12. ... click here for more information

No quick fixes for housing affordability

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

No quick fixes for housing affordability 16 June 2010 Australia's current housing affordability crisis has taken 20 years to be fully manifested, and according to this year's State of the Regions Report, to be released at 12. ... click here for more information

Launch of local government constitutional reform site

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Launch of new local government constitutional reform website 16 June 2010 The President of the Australian Local Government Association, Cr Geoff Lake, today launched a new website and resource material as part of local government's campaign for a referendum on the inclusion of local government in the Australian Constitution. ... click here for more information

New book: A call to action on more women in local government

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

New book: A call to action on more women in local government 16 June 2010 The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake, today launched a new book on Women in Politics during the National General Assembly of Local Government in front of more than 700 mayors and councilors from across Australia. ... click here for more information

Federal election 2010: A fair go for local communities

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Federal election 2010: A fair go for local communities 15 June 2010 The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake, today launched local government's 10 policy priorities for the 2010 Federal election. ... click here for more information

Constitutional change: a step closer

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Constitutional change: a step closer 15 June 2010 The President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake, has welcomed the announcement this morning that the Rudd Government will fund a $250,000 education campaign to promote a referendum to include local government in the Australian Constitution. ... click here for more information

roads and transport agenda for the next decade

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Local government's roads and transport agenda for the next decade 15 June 2010 The President of the Australian Local Government Association, Cr Geoff Lake, today launched local government's Local Roads and Transport Agenda for the next decade. ... click here for more information

National General Assembly of Local Government

Monday, 14 June 2010

MEDIA ALERT National General Assembly of Local Government Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) 15 to 17 June 2010 National Convention Centre, Constitution Avenue, Canberra 14 June 2010 The annual meeting of the National General Assembly of Local Government (NGA) will take place this week in Canberra with more than 700 ... click here for more information

May 2010

LOCAL GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE BOOST

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

LOCAL GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE BOOST May 11, 2010 Future investment in local community infrastructure should be on the Government's agenda as the budget is restored to surplus in the next three years according to the president of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake. ... click here for more information

Praise for Roxon's smart move on chronic disease prevention

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Tax reform: an opportunity for local government May 02, 2010 The president of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Geoff Lake, today welcomed the Rudd Government's intention to pursue tax reform in a gradual and considered manner. Cr Lake said, "Local government recognises the importance of tax reform and getting it right. ... click here for more information

January 2010

Praise for Roxon's smart move on chronic disease prevention

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Local government welcomes the Rudd Government's work on constitutional reform January 20, 2010 The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed comments by the Federal Government that it is currently considering four referendum questions - including one dealing with local government - to be put to voters during the ... click here for more information



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