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Although the weather in Canberra this week was typically crisp, the National General Assembly of Local Government and Sunday's Regional Cooperation and Development Forum delivered hot topics, passionate politics, great networking and even a surprise choir, of sorts, for the nearly 1000 combined delegates.

The new 2018-19 State of the Regions report forecast that innovation will be the core driver of our long-term economic growth. Interestingly, the report found that our innovators (or "knowledge workers") tend to

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Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council wins 2018 National Award for Excellence in Local Government

The Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council has taken out the 2018 National Award for Excellence in Local Government with their innovative approach to ensuring lifesaving communications remain accessible during natural disaster events.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh made the announcement during the NGA dinner on Tuesday night commending the extremely high standard of entries that demonstrate what local governments can achieve for their communities.

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70 coats donated for homeless at NGA

Mayors, councillors and local government representatives have donated 70 coats for the homeless and those in need as part of a coat drive ahead of National Coat Day, which is run by Enormity.

The coats were collected at the 2018 National General Assembly of Local Government, which was held this week at the National Convention Centre in Canberra.

Senator Steve Martin, who helped launch the drive at the conference, said homelessness does not discriminate.

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New 'Grace Benny Award' to celebrate women in local government

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh has announced a new national award to encourage more women in local government.

"The 'Grace Benny Award' will be added to the national local government awards from next year to coincide with the centenary of the first woman elected to any level of government in Australia - Grace Benny who was elected to the Brighton Council in South Australia in 1919," Dr McVeigh said.

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Photos and presentations from the NGA and Regional Forum

Photos taken by the ALGA photography team will be available for your viewing pleasure at ALGA's Flickr account. Photos will be loaded onto Flickr over the coming week

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Councils win at the MobileMuster Awards

MobileMuster, recognised their top local government recyclers at the NGA in Canberra this week. With electronic waste one of the faster growing waste streams in Australia, MobileMuster demonstrates

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Australia marks Refugee Week and World Refugee Day

Refugee Week is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate people who come to Australia through Australia's Refugee and Humanitarian Program and enrich our society through business and employment

Helping regions be ready for Inland Rail

The Government has announced the development of a strategic planning tool to support the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail, led by the Regional Australia Institute (RAI).

New Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (2018) to come into effect on 1 November

ALGA has received advice confirming that the Federal Government endorsed the natural disaster recovery funding reforms in the 2018-19 Federal Budget. In 2015, the Productivity Commission handed down

Delivering Australia's digital future

Federal Minister for Human Services and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister in Digital Transformation, the Hon Michael Keenan has announced a plan for Australia to be one of the top

Centre for Excellence in Rural & Regional Health to be established in Burnie

Northern Tasmania will become a hub for preventive health research that will keep people in regional and rural Australia healthier for longer after a landmark agreement was reached last week

Just 9 days to Country of Origin Labelling

The countdown is on and Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has reminded companies and consumers that Country of Origin Labelling is just 9 days away. From July 1, products on supermarket shelves

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised as Aussie Farmer of the Year?

Kondinin Group and ABC Rural are on their annual search for the Australian Farmer of the Year. For the 9th year running, farmers around the country are asked to nominate themselves

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Photos and presentations from the NGA and Regional Forum

Photos taken by the ALGA photography team will be available for your viewing pleasure at ALGA's Flickr account. Photos will be loaded onto Flickr over the coming week

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Councils win at the MobileMuster Awards

MobileMuster, recognised their top local government recyclers at the NGA in Canberra this week. With electronic waste one of the faster growing waste streams in Australia, MobileMuster demonstrates

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Australia marks Refugee Week and World Refugee Day

Refugee Week is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate people who come to Australia through Australia's Refugee and Humanitarian Program and enrich our society through business and employment

Helping regions be ready for Inland Rail

The Government has announced the development of a strategic planning tool to support the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail, led by the Regional Australia Institute (RAI).

New Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (2018) to come into effect on 1 November

ALGA has received advice confirming that the Federal Government endorsed the natural disaster recovery funding reforms in the 2018-19 Federal Budget. In 2015, the Productivity Commission handed down

Delivering Australia's digital future

Federal Minister for Human Services and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister in Digital Transformation, the Hon Michael Keenan has announced a plan for Australia to be one of the top

Centre for Excellence in Rural & Regional Health to be established in Burnie

Northern Tasmania will become a hub for preventive health research that will keep people in regional and rural Australia healthier for longer after a landmark agreement was reached last week

Just 9 days to Country of Origin Labelling

The countdown is on and Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has reminded companies and consumers that Country of Origin Labelling is just 9 days away. From July 1, products on supermarket shelves

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised as Aussie Farmer of the Year?

Kondinin Group and ABC Rural are on their annual search for the Australian Farmer of the Year. For the 9th year running, farmers around the country are asked to nominate themselves

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