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Queensland Integrity Commissioner speaks

GUEST PIECE: Introducing the Queensland Integrity Commissioner Dr Nikola Stepanov

Waste forum makes headway to zero waste future

This week, the LGAQ held its the second waste forum for 2018, paving the way for a zero waste future.

Looking for big wins on waste

The LGAQ continues its intense lobbying of the Palaszczuk Government to agree to defer the start of its waste levy until 1 July 2019, commencing at a fee $75 a tonne for municipal solid waste.

Have your say on the development of an Australian standard

The peak body for Australian Standards is seeking comment on the AS 1742.3 Manual of uniform traffic control devices.

Proud to be your council

We spoke to some real-life council heroes about why they're proud to be your council for our new campaign.

PODCAST: Trade mission to Taiwan

Register by 30 November to take part in a trade mission to Taiwan. Our guest on LG On Cue is Queensland's Trade Commissioner to Taipei, Patrick Hafenstein.

Sport and the social fabric

In a week when the Melbourne Cup was front and centre of the national psyche, the enormous role our sphere of government plays in sport and racing wasn’t lost on me.

Queensland councils light up screens

We're proud to be behind a new local government awareness campaign playing across your big and small screens in Queensland.

Waste levy should be deferred to mid-2019

The introduction of the waste levy should be deferred to July 2019 to give councils greater time to prepare to reduce impact on households.

Communications excellence recognised

The best of communications in local government have been recognised at the inaugural LGx event.

Expand carbon farming in your region

The Land Restoration Fund Pilot Projects Program provides $5 million in funding for projects that will expand the scope of Queensland’s carbon farming industry through market development and on-ground projects that deliver carbon abatement.

Council "Litter-ally" scooping up awards

GUEST PIECE: Townsville City Council claims two awards at LGx communication and media forum, recognising best practice.

Meeting with Premier to end confusion and uncertainty

Just a day after the 122nd LGAQ annual conference wrapped up this week, we were working to implement many of the important policy resolutions passed by delegates.

Have your say on GAB management

The Australian Government has extended the deadline to submit comments on its Draft Great Artesian Basin Strategic Management Plan 2018.

Councils call for a fairer funding go from Canberra

Queensland councils have put federal election candidates on notice that a fairer injection of cash from Canberra is needed.

Councils back comprehensive policies on drought

Queensland councils have vowed to push for a co-ordinated approach to tackling the impact of drought on regional communities.

Local government best placed to build trust

LGAQ President Mayor Mark Jamieson's opening address spoke of community trust, partnerships, the Federal funding pie and more top issues for councils.

Regional airfares reports take out major journalism award

Derek Barry took up this issue with gusto and has put pressure on the airlines not to price regional Queenslanders out of a fair deal on fares.

The reality of drought for Queensland communities

The drought, is being described by many farmers as the worst drought in living memory. In Queensland, 57.4 % of the state is affected.
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