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May 2017

Federal budget: Local councils applaud indexation return

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Councils have applauded the Australian Government s announcement in today s budget to restore indexation to Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) from 1 July 2017 as promised following a tough three-year freeze. ... click here for more information

April 2017

Seven peak organisations unite to support "good debt" approach

Friday, 28 April 2017

The federal government should not shy away from borrowing for public infrastructure investment, particularly while interest rates are low and Australia s economic credibility remains competitively high, argue a group of influential peak bodies. ... click here for more information

Council funding must be a budget focus

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The Opposition s call today to end the freeze to the indexation of Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) addresses the challenges being faced by local councils as a result of the Government-imposed freeze and demonstrates that council funding must be a focus in the forthcoming budget. ... click here for more information

Federal support of local National Reconciliation Week celebrations welcomed

Saturday, 8 April 2017

The peak national body representing councils Australia-wide has welcomed the recent Federal announcement of local government grants to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, which will be commemorated during National Reconciliation Week. ... click here for more information

January 2017

Councils call on Treasurer to deliver on promise in May budget

Monday, 23 January 2017

Local councils have called on the Federal Treasurer the Hon Scott Morrison MP to deliver on the Commonwealth s promise to restore the indexation of Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) payments in the 2017-18 Federal budget. ... click here for more information



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