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It's terrific when we stand up for the sector and have a win, in this case with the biggest movers in the nation.

Recently, the Federal Government released the report of the 'Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities'. The Inquiry was conducted by a four-member panel of senior industry experts to inform the development of a National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy. It's an initiative of the COAG Transport and Infrastructure Council

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Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities released

The Australian Government has today released the Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities Report and commenced discussions with State Governments on priority actions.

54 priority actions have been identified by the independent Expert Panel, which undertook the inquiry in consultation with industry.

The actions will inform the development of a National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy through the Council of Australian Governments Transport and Infrastructure Council to ensure our freight transport system meet the needs of a growing Australia.

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5 minutes with... Andrew Motherway (Industry Lead, Government at Microsoft Australia)

Adrian Motherway is the Government Industry Leader at Microsoft Australia and works with public sector executives across the country to help them achieve their goals through the thoughtful application of transformative technologies.

Adrian believes that technology, used appropriately, has the potential to help people and organisations do and achieve more and can empower cities to be more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive.

Latest News

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NTC seeks feedback on a safety assurance system for automated vehicles

Australia's approach to a safety assurance system for automated vehicles is the subject of a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) which recently opened for public consultation.

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22% increase in demand for homelessness services nationwide

The first national longitudinal study of homelessness in Australia, The Australian Homelessness Monitor 2018, was recently launched in Melbourne. The Australian Homelessness Monitor tracks key data on rates and types of homelessness

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More migrants for small towns, says Regional Australia Institute

A handful of rural towns across Australia have found a solution to population decline and workforce shortages - and now the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) says it's time the rest of the country gets on board.

Top 5 tips for writing a Smart Cities funding application

Over the past few years, the Federal Government has had a 'smart cities' push, which included a Smart Cities Summit in April 2016, launching Australia's very first

Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition commences public consultations

The Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples has undertaken some initial briefings with Indigenous leaders and other stakeholders on issues relating to constitutional recognition.

More support for people with disability in Northern Territory

People with disability in the Northern Territory will receive better and more support with the roll out of additional services. The Federal Government will provide $14.8 million to fund Local Area Coordination

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NTC seeks feedback on a safety assurance system for automated vehicles

Australia's approach to a safety assurance system for automated vehicles is the subject of a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) which recently opened for public consultation.

20180525_B2

22% increase in demand for homelessness services nationwide

The first national longitudinal study of homelessness in Australia, The Australian Homelessness Monitor 2018, was recently launched in Melbourne. The Australian Homelessness Monitor tracks key data on rates and types of homelessness

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More migrants for small towns, says Regional Australia Institute

A handful of rural towns across Australia have found a solution to population decline and workforce shortages - and now the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) says it's time the rest of the country gets on board.

Top 5 tips for writing a Smart Cities funding application

Over the past few years, the Federal Government has had a 'smart cities' push, which included a Smart Cities Summit in April 2016, launching Australia's very first

Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition commences public consultations

The Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples has undertaken some initial briefings with Indigenous leaders and other stakeholders on issues relating to constitutional recognition.

More support for people with disability in Northern Territory

People with disability in the Northern Territory will receive better and more support with the roll out of additional services. The Federal Government will provide $14.8 million to fund Local Area Coordination

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Learn the do's and dont's of truck bodies, cranes, tail gates, tail lifts and more

If you are involved in ordering or managing heavy vehicle fleets this training day is a must.

HVIA, the national association representing the heavy vehicle industry, is presenting a one-day course covering fundamental technical and regulatory aspects of fitting bodies and equipment to trucks and trailers.

The training will demystify heavy vehicle modification regulations and the legal framework, by examining typical truck and trailer body types and how they are mounted. 

We'll look at:

  • key technical aspects of attaching items to a truck or trailer chassis, such as bodies, cranes, tail gates, tail lifts and more;
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HVIA Essential Training - Heavy Vehicle Body Fit and Compliance

 

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Optimising Building Performance in Local Government

National Conference | 31st July & 1st August 2018 | Sydney

Modernise your building assets through new technologies & maintenance practices.

The management and maintenance of buildings is an escalating challenge for councils due to limited budget, the increasing technical challenges of maintenance work and the development of new technologies that aid facility management.

The Optimising Building Performance in Local Government conference is designed to highlight best practice from across Australia and bring attendees examples of quantitative savings on maintenances practices and new technologies that they can embed in across the built council assets.

This conference will focus on

  • How to extend the life of your assets through innovative facility & asset management practices
  • How to implement new technologies to improve building performance
  • How to renovate building to meet building compliance

Who will attend?

Senior stakeholders from Local Government with responsibility for:

  • Building maintenance
  • Facility management
  • Building services
  • Environmental corporate sustainability
  • Built assets

ALGA members save $100, quote CC*ALGA when registering.

Download the conference program and see who is speaking

National General Assembly of Local Government
Australia's Future Make It Local

17-20 June 2018 Canberra

THE LARGEST, most influential Local Government conference in Australia occurs just once a year.

The Australian Local Government Association's National General Assembly, held in Canberra, attracts representatives from all 537 councils across the states and territories.

The theme for the 2018 Conference is Australia's Future: Let's make it local.  It reflects Local Government's ability - and potential - to influence the political agenda for the upcoming federal election.

Registration is open! Also, take the opportunity to register for the National Regional Forum to engage in the most up to date and contemporary issues facing Australia's regions. This forum addresses all regions, including metro.

To view the NGA Program please click here.