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2018 National General Assembly of Local Government
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National General Assembly (NGA) of Local Government
17 - 20 June 2018
National Convention Centre, Canberra

Australia's Future: Make it Local

Convened annually by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), the National General Assembly (NGA) of Local Government is the peak annual event for Local Government, attracting in excess of 800 Mayors and Councillors each year.

This event provides a unique opportunity for Local Government to engage directly with the Federal Government, to develop national policy and to influence the future direction of our councils and our communities.


Click here to download a copy of the Resolutions 

Responses from Ministers

19, 20, 49, 73 and 87 - The Hon. Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

27, 28, 29, 30 and 59 - The Hon. David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

51, 52.1, 52.2 - The Hon. Ken Wyatt MP, Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health

53 and 90 - David Hardy, Department of Education and Training


Regional Cooperation and Development Forum - Sunday

David O'Loughlin, ALGA President's WelcomeRegional Forum Speech

Saul Eslake, Inequality Between Places and Regional Economic Development Regional Forum Keynote Speech

Katherine O'Regan, Keynote AddressPresentation and Speech

Geoff Sharp, Workshop: Collaboration for ImpactRegional Forum Workshop and Regional Forum Workshop Handouts

Warren Overton, E-Waste Recycling A Regional Approach -  Presentation


David O'Loughlin, ALGA President's OpeningOpening Speech and Opening Speech Presentation

Bernard Salt, Population and the Policy Imperative - Presentation

Professor Ron Bartsch, Balancing Innovation and the Public Interest - Drones in Society Presentation

The Hon. Dr John McVeigh, Address to the 2018 National General Assembly of Local Government - Speech

The Hon. Stephen Jones, Address to the 2018 National General Assembly of Local Government - Speech

Virginia Haussegger, The Case of Gender Diversity and Local Government - Unfortunately Virginia’s presentation cannot be distributed at this stage, however those specifically interested in gender diversity issues and women in leadership can find a number of relevant articles on the blog BroadAgenda and specifically on local government. You can subscribe for free (non-commercial) to receive a weekly update about gender diversity issues/research.

Virginia has also recently co-authored a report on the same subject, which can be found on the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation website, in the Report Hub, with a section on local government. A report on Co-Designing Gender Diversity in Local Government is also available on the 50/50 website.


Max Spedding, Recycling and Waste Concurrent SessionNWRIC Presentation

Brooke Donnelly, Recycling and Waste Concurrent Session - APCO Presentation

The Hon. Bill Shorten, Address to the 2018 National General Assembly of Local Government - Speech

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Dinner Address Speech

The Hon Dr John McVeigh, Address to the 2018 National Awards for Local Government - Speech


David Cull, Dealing with Major Disasters, Resilience and Ecnomic Challenges - Speech

Mark Groote, Creating Community Resilience - Presentation


NGA Program

To download the NGA Program click here.

NGA Handbook

Click to download a copy of the 2018 NGA Handbook

NGA Photos

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For more information please contact ALGA on (02) 6122 9400 or subscribe to ALGA News here.

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