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December 2011

ALGA welcomes Expert Panel support for constitutional recognition of local government

Thursday, 22 December 2011

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed today s release of the report of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government, which concludes that financial recognition of local government in the Australian Constitution is the preferred option. ... click here for more information

ALGA welcomes new Carbon Farming Initiative methodology

Thursday, 1 December 2011

The national body for local government has welcomed the Australian Government s introduction of new Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) methodology, describing it as an opportunity for councils to reduce pollution and make productive use of methane emissions from old landfill waste. ... click here for more information

November 2011

Federal Government urged to extend funding program for local roads

Friday, 18 November 2011

More than 300 elected representatives and other local government officials from across Australia have united at the National Local Roads and Transport Congress in Mount Gambier to pass a resolution calling on the Federal Government to continue the Roads to Recovery program on a permanent basis and increase funding to recognise a massive shortfall ... click here for more information

Local government wants shortfall in federal funding for roads addressed

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Hundreds of elected representatives and other local government officials from across Australia have turned out in force for the 2011 National Local Roads and Transport Congress in Mount Gambier, calling on the Australian Government for more federal funding for community roads and bridges. ... click here for more information

National Roads Congress to unveil campaign for better roads

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Hundreds of elected representatives and other local government officials from across Australia are descending on Mount Gambier in South Australia for tomorrow s official opening of the 2011 National Local Roads and Transport Congress, where local government will launch its campaign for more federal funding for community roads and bridges. ... click here for more information

October 2011

ALGA welcomes amendments to new carbon legislation

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Amendments to effectively exempt small landfills from the Australian Government s carbon pricing legislation have been welcomed by the national body for local government. ... click here for more information

June 2011

Simon Crean announces Expert Panel on constitutional recognition of local government

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

In addressing the Australian Local Government Association's (ALGA) National General Assembly today, the Minister for Regional Australia, Simon Crean has announced the establishment of an Expert Panel to lead a national discussion on a referendum on recognising local government in the Australian Constitution. ... click here for more information

Prime Minister reinforces importance of solid partnership between Commonwealth and local government

Monday, 20 June 2011

In addressing the Australian Local Government Association's (ALGA) National General Assembly today, the Prime Minister Julia Gillard has reinforced the importance of the Commonwealth working in close partnership with local government to assist communities recover from recent natural disasters and implement initiatives ... click here for more information

Long-term effects of mining boom spell further economic inequality

Sunday, 19 June 2011

According to the 2011-12 State of the Regions Report - commissioned by the Australian Local Government Association and prepared by National Economics - inequality between Australian regions has been growing for the past five years as a result of the mining boom and evidence suggests that this trend will not only continue but in all ... click here for more information

State of the Regions Report analyses "patchwork economy"

Sunday, 19 June 2011

According to this year's State of the Regions Report - commissioned by the Australian Local Government Association and prepared by National Economics - there is a risk that business confidence could evaporate in regions that depend on non-mining industries to further exacerbate the current "patchwork economy". ... click here for more information

May 2011

Government Budget agrees to review Financial Assistance Grants

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

"Local government welcomes the return to surplus foreshadowed in the 2011-12 Budget and the opportunity this creates for renewed investment in infrastructure and services for our communities in coming years", said Mayor Genia McCaffery, President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA). ... click here for more information

Federal Budget 2011-12: A Local government perspective

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Introduction Each year the Australian Local Government Association provides an analysis of the Federal Budget with a specific focus on its impact on local government. ... click here for more information

January 2011

Disaster Management and Infrastructure must be focus of Federal Budget

Friday, 28 January 2011

The rebuilding of infrastructure in flood-ravaged areas should not overshadow the need for ongoing funding in the Federal Budget for local roads, active transport, and community infrastructure to address Australia's growing infrastructure backlog, according to the President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Cr Genia McCaffery. ... click here for more information



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