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Best of regional journalism in the spotlight

Finalists announced for the LGAQ $15,000 Bean Lockyer Ticehurst Award for Excellence in Regional Journalism.

Further steps on road to grant reform

The Queensland Government is to be congratulated for its commitment to reform the system of grants and subsidies to local government.

New trade mentor advises local councils

David Camerlengo will assist councils seeking to attract international investment to their regions.

Councils respond to CCC call for governance reforms

LGAQ President Mark Jamieson has reaffirmed that councils welcome any and all actions that genuinely support greater adherence to good governance and ways to strengthen public trust in the system of local government.

LGAQ donates $20,000 to drought appeal

The Local Government Association of Queensland will donate $20,000 to the Queensland Drought Appeal to help ensure local communities remain resilient in the face of ongoing drought.

Cairns summit to discuss cities of the future

Leaders from local government and technology entrepreneurs are gathering in Cairns for the Future Cities, Smart Communities Summit

Good move on short-term letting

These reforms are required so we can more accurately monitor the availability of rental accommodation stock, decreased housing affordability and negative impacts on local communities.

Statement from LGAQ President Mark Jamieson on Ipswich City Council

The Local Government’s Minister’s decision to proceed with the dismissal of Ipswich City Council is profoundly regrettable if understandable.

Councils need to drive reform in indigenous communities

Queensland’s democratically-elected indigenous councils need to be at the centre of decision-making in any reforms to the delivery of services to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities

LGAQ welcomes new start date for Container Refund Scheme

We have learned from interstate experiences that rushing the roll-out would considerably impact local government and industry
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