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  • 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. The grants of $5,000 to local councils will be used to work in partnership with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

  • 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. According to a pre-budget submission from local government peak body the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), the Australian Government estimated that […]