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ALGA News

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President's column

LIKE A SLOW-motion car crash, the unfolding crisis in the waste and recycling industry is looking worse by the minute for Local Government, particularly in Victoria.

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Minister McVeigh meets ALGA Board

THE FINANCIAL stability of Local Government was a key aspect of talks this week between the ALGA Board and Federal Regional Development and Local Government Minister John McVeigh.

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Victorian councils confront recycling realities

WARRNAMBOOL City Council says its ratepayers face hikes of between $40-50 next year as a result of the collapse in the global market for recyclable materials.

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Ministers endorse national PFAS plan

COMMONWEALTH, state and territory environment ministers have endorsed Australia's first PFAS National Environmental Management Plan.

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Council websites hijacked by cryptocurrency miners

A NUMBER of Local Government websites with a third-party browser plug-in called Browsealoud were hijacked and used to covertly mine a cryptocurrency earlier this month.

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Bernard Salt to speak at NGA18

ALGA's events team has finalised an exciting program for the 2018 National General Assembly, revealing that commentator Bernard Salt will be a Keynote Speaker.

From church to council chambers

THE SHIRE OF Donnybrook-Balingup in south-western WA has taken community asset renewal to another level by repurposing an old church as its new council chambers.

Revenue-gap subsidy 'needed to underpin affordable housing'

POLICY and subsidy inconsistencies are contributing to the long-term decline in the supply of social housing in Australia, new research warns.

News in brief

LOCAL GOVERNMENT NSW has urged state Planning Minister Anthony Roberts to reconsider imposing Independent Hearing and Assessment Panels on Sydney's councils.

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Ministers endorse national PFAS plan

COMMONWEALTH, state and territory environment ministers have endorsed Australia's first PFAS National Environmental Management Plan.

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Council websites hijacked by cryptocurrency miners

A NUMBER of Local Government websites with a third-party browser plug-in called Browsealoud were hijacked and used to covertly mine a cryptocurrency earlier this month.

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Bernard Salt to speak at NGA18

ALGA's events team has finalised an exciting program for the 2018 National General Assembly, revealing that commentator Bernard Salt will be a Keynote Speaker.

From church to council chambers

THE SHIRE OF Donnybrook-Balingup in south-western WA has taken community asset renewal to another level by repurposing an old church as its new council chambers.

Revenue-gap subsidy 'needed to underpin affordable housing'

POLICY and subsidy inconsistencies are contributing to the long-term decline in the supply of social housing in Australia, new research warns.

News in brief

LOCAL GOVERNMENT NSW has urged state Planning Minister Anthony Roberts to reconsider imposing Independent Hearing and Assessment Panels on Sydney's councils.

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