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President's column

Late last year, councils were asked to complete a survey as part of the Australian Research Council's Local Government and Housing in the 21st Century Linkage Project, led by Professor Andrew Beer of the University of South Australia.

We now have the results of that survey, compiled in the recently-released report Housing Locally, and the findings challenge many of the preconceptions of the federal and state governments around the role of local government and housing

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Councils share in $150m program as part of Western Sydney City Deal

Eight local councils across the future Western Parkland City will share in a $150 million Liveability Program to provide high quality community infrastructure and public spaces, as part of the Western Sydney City Deal.

The Federal and State governments are each contributing $60 million with councils providing a further $30 million to the Liveability Fund to improve parks and community spaces needed for a growing population.

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2018 Roads Congress to tackle road safety

In February 2012, 23-year-old Sarah Frazer was on her way to begin University when her car broke down. After pulling into the emergency breakdown lane, Sarah called for assistance.
As a tow-truck driver was hooking up her car, a truck side-swiped the broken-down car and collided with the pair, killing them both instantly.

Although the driver was found guilty of dangerous driving, the road was also at fault by not meeting the standards required to allow sufficient room to pull off the road safely.

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recycling

Opportunity to influence update of the National Waste Policy

On 27 April 2018, Commonwealth, state and territory environment ministers and the President of ALGA committed to set a sustainable path for Australia's recyclable waste

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Booklets to assist with navigating the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has released three participant booklets to support current and future NDIS participants, their families and carers throughout their NDIS journey

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Helping parents in our communities better protect their children

For National Child Protection Week, Australia's leading child protection advocate, Bravehearts, has launched its free Personal Safety Parents' Guide to help Australian parents better protect their children

ACCC reviewing AgStewardship's application to re-authorise programs

Local governments and interested parties are invited to make a submission to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission's review of an application for re-authorisation of AgStewardship's drumMUSTER and ChemClear programs

Human Rights and Technology Project and Consultation

New technology - and the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' - are having a dramatic societal impact. Globally, efforts are underway to respond to this and an Australian perspective is important

Heavy vehicle legislation changes affecting everyone involved

When COAG met on heavy vehicle reform and paved a way forward back in 2009, the end goal was to ensure that everyone within a transport task was to be made responsible

Applications open for 2019 Rural Women's Award

Emerging female leaders who want to create impact, innovate and make a difference to rural and regional Australia are encouraged to apply for the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award

recycling

Opportunity to influence update of the National Waste Policy

On 27 April 2018, Commonwealth, state and territory environment ministers and the President of ALGA committed to set a sustainable path for Australia's recyclable waste

20180907_B1

Booklets to assist with navigating the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has released three participant booklets to support current and future NDIS participants, their families and carers throughout their NDIS journey

20180907_B2

Helping parents in our communities better protect their children

For National Child Protection Week, Australia's leading child protection advocate, Bravehearts, has launched its free Personal Safety Parents' Guide to help Australian parents better protect their children

ACCC reviewing AgStewardship's application to re-authorise programs

Local governments and interested parties are invited to make a submission to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission's review of an application for re-authorisation of AgStewardship's drumMUSTER and ChemClear programs

Human Rights and Technology Project and Consultation

New technology - and the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' - are having a dramatic societal impact. Globally, efforts are underway to respond to this and an Australian perspective is important

Heavy vehicle legislation changes affecting everyone involved

When COAG met on heavy vehicle reform and paved a way forward back in 2009, the end goal was to ensure that everyone within a transport task was to be made responsible

Applications open for 2019 Rural Women's Award

Emerging female leaders who want to create impact, innovate and make a difference to rural and regional Australia are encouraged to apply for the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award

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Australian Regional Tourism Convention 2018

Invest in your professional development at the Australian Regional Tourism Convention 2018.

The conference is a must-attend event for regional tourism professionals. It provides a platform for delegates to exchange ideas, problem-solve shared challenges and discuss important issues facing our industry.

The 2018 Australian Regional Convention theme is "pushing the boundaries".

  1. Learn how to foster sustainable growth with Nigel Collin, a memorable speaker and business coach. Nigel will share strategies from his business help book, "Game of Inches".
  2. Explore agritourism in regional and rural Australia. What are its challenges and opportunities? Learn about the national strategic priorities identified and next steps.
  3. Discuss and compare two contrasting ends of the destination management spectrum, from digital marketing to product development strategies-what's best for your destination?

… and much more!

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National Local Roads and Transport Congress

20-22 November 2018
Alice Springs, NT

The Australian Local Government Association's National Local Roads and Transport Congress is only a few months away! This year we are lucky enough to hold the Congress in Alice Springs.

The theme for the 2018 Congress is Connecting Transport Networks Now and into the Future.  The key benefit of improved transport connectivity is its transformational effects - making cities and regions more accessible, more liveable and creating opportunities for economic development that could not otherwise exist.

Registration is open with limited spots left for the popular networking dinner at the Outback Quarry!

Register before 26 October to get the early bird rate.