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What's hot on the advocacy agenda at Annual Conference?

Your LGAQ Policy Executive meets at the upcoming Annual Conference to discuss ongoing policy and legislative issues.Take a look at the papers and chat to your district representative about your local issues.

Hot topics at the 2018 LGAQ motions debate

Drought and Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) will be two of the hot button topics to be tabled at this year’s LGAQ Annual Conference motions debate.

Checks and balances at the LGAQ

In all the hustle and bustle of daily goings-on, it’s easy to forget basics like how a good set of checks and balances can do wonders for strategy and accountability.

PODCAST: The Importance of cultural intelligence

LGAQ's Paul Cranch spoke with Donna Webster from AsiaLink Businesses about their professional development program and the importance of building business relationships through culture.

Participating in the digital economy

The LGAQ have been working with indigenous communities to encourage participation in the digital economy, focussing on infrastructure, awareness and skills.

LGAQ takes out winning spots at IPWEA Excellence Awards

QCoast2100 and QWRAP are providing winning solutions for Queensland councils.

We need access to a growth tax

CEO column: "Contrary to public opinion, rates are not a growth tax."

Cool tools for water sensitive cities

The CRC Water Sensitive Cities is presenting new Tools and Products for better managing impacts arising from changing urban form while achieving attractive livability outcomes.

Australian-first development tracker launches in Sunshine Coast

An Australian-first application tracking system has been launched by Sunshine Coast Council.

Welcome interim funding for remote indigenous housing

The Palaszczuk Government should be congratulated on its decision to invest $40 million next year on a modest housing program for remote indigenous communities in Queensland.

Standing up for councils

At its core, the LGAQ is a creature of Queensland councils. It has been since its beginning 122 years ago. We are a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee.

LGAQ appears at waste hearing

The LGAQ this week appeared behalf of its members at the public hearing into the highly anticipated Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.

10 things not to miss at the 2018 LGAQ Annual Conference

Themes of trust and security – online and off – will weave their way through showcase projects, services and sessions featured at Conference.

Feral deer, pigs and goats - what's their impact?

Councils can let the government know how they, their community and their local environment are being impacted by these wild animals.

Why this year's LGAQ communications forum is a gamechanger

We're hosting a new kind of communication and professional development event: LGx.

Time to lead from the front

The scope of the issues that councils deal with is growing ever more complex and difficult, even if the bulk of that activity remains unappreciated by the federal and state governments.

New dog breeding guidelines introduced

From 1 October new guidelines and welfare standards for dog breeding will be introduced by the Queensland State Government.
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