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  • The National General Assembly 2020 was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, the Board of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) agreed to consider the 153 motions which were submitted by councils for debate. This occurred in late July. Most of the motions were forwarded to the relevant Federal Minister for their consideration and+

  • Local government councils have been told they can resume hosting in-person citizenship ceremonies if they meet strict health conditions. These include abiding by state and territory-defined allowable gathering sizes, ensuring all attendees keep a 1.5 metre distance from each other, and providing tissues, hand-washing facilities, and hand sanitiser. Councils will also have to develop a+

  • Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Local Government Minister Mark Coulton’s presence at today’s video-linked ALGA board forum emphasised what is shaping as a watershed moment for Australia. Amid moves to restart the economy – a process in which local government’s role will be pivotal – the Deputy Prime Minister emphasised the importance of improving+

  • The target for the average recycled content in all packaging will increase from 30 per cent to 50 per cent under a new strategic framework launched this week setting out how Australia will achieve the 2025 National Packaging Targets. “Out Packaging Future” the report underpinning the new framework was launched by the Australian Packaging Covenant+

  • On Wednesday 18th March, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced restrictions being put in place to address the spread of coronavirus in Australia. He stressed this is not a two-week solution it is most likely to be six months. “Life is changing in Australia, as it is changing all around the world. Life is going to+

  • In 2019 we had a tremendous response to our call for motions with 187 motions submitted. The 2019 motions were consolidated into a number of strategic motions, with a total of 121 motions included in the main debate section of the Business Papers. Below is a list of all the Resolutions and any responses we+

  • Six Layers of Intentional LeadershipDavid Pich, Chief Executive, Institute of Managers and Leaders

  • The Role of Local Government in Housing Australians in the 21st CenturyAndrew Beer, Dean of Research and Innovation, University of South Australia Why and how local government and the private sector should work together to increase affordable housingRobert Prandolin, Founding Board Member, Housing All Australians and Gary Spivak, Housing Development Officer, City of Port Phillip+

  • Lifesaving Communications During Natural DisastersEileen Deemal-Hall, CEO, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council

  • How Digital News is Disrupting the Grassroots Media Landscape Genevieve Jacobs – Editor, Region Group Is There an Affordable Housing Crisis in Non-Metro Australia? Jessica Porter, PHD Scholar, Uni SA Our Region, Our RiversJohn McLinden, CEO Swan Hill City Council

  • One of ALGA’s election priorities is to foster indigenous well-being and prosperity. Key to this is closing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. Only modest progress has been achieved, with only one target met, and Indigenous Australians remain well behind on a range of indicators. Stable, safe and appropriate housing is fundamental to reaching+

  • The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has commenced a process seeking consent to a new National Class 1 Agricultural Vehicle and Combination Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice. Councils should have received an email outlining the consent process along with an information pack. Due to this being a formal consent process, a 28 day period exits for+

  • Good afternoon, I hope you had a lovely weekend! As you know, for the past two weeks, I run an ALGA News survey to get your thoughts on how we could improve the newsletter to make it more interesting for you as well as other readers. (If you were able to complete the survey, thank+