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June 2018

Mayors and councillors donate coats for homeless

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Mayors, councillors and local government representatives have donated coats for the homeless and those in need as part of a coat drive ahead of National Coat Day, which is run by Enormity on 14 July. The coats are being collected at the 2018 National General Assembly of Local Government, currently being held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra. ... click here for more information

Local government assembly kicks off in Canberra

Monday, 18 June 2018

Almost 900 mayors, councillors and local government representatives have gathered at the 2018 National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra to discuss how the sector can continue to be responsive to the diverse needs of its communities, particularly in the face of growing fiscal pressures. ... click here for more information

More action needed to help struggling rural and remote regions innovate

Sunday, 17 June 2018

The core driver of Australia's long-term economic growth will be innovation and struggling rural and remote regions are being left behind, according to a report launched at the Regional Cooperation and Development Forum in Canberra today. ... click here for more information

May 2018

Industry and local government stand together to protect household recycling

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) and the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) now stand together to protect household recycling. At the May 15 NWRIC meeting in Sydney, ALGA President David O'Loughlin met with industry leaders to discuss a solution to the recent import restrictions on recycled materials sent to China. ... click here for more information

No surprises for local government in latest Federal Budget

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The Turnbull Government s 2018/19 Federal Budget has left local government funding untouched with funding in key programs such as Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) and Roads to Recovery (R2R) to continue at current levels. The Federal Budget also delivered a continuation of the Bridges Renewal Program, the Black Spot Program, the Building Better Regions Fund and Safer Communities Fund. ... click here for more information