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Nudging toward a solution

Behavioural economics, choice architecture, nudge theory. The lexicon of academia can sound a little daunting. Doubly so to those in local government whose work to better service their community does not allow...

QCoast2100 Forum #3 coming up soon!

Don't miss this great opportunity to share knowledge and experiences. Hear from industry experts and council representatives on their CHAS journeys. Registrations close Friday, 13 October 2017.

Attention Councillors!

Have you registered to attend one of the four elected member training sessions at this year’s Conference? Courses will be run on 16 October, Gladstone.

LGAQ proposes limits on council election campaign spending

Such a system would also reduce or contain the costs of elections, which would make them more competitive and fairer to all who want to run for their local council.

Telecoms changes could further erode LG powers

In its submission to the Department of Communications and Arts the LGAQ have said there is little evidence to support the proposed changes presented in the telecommunications carrier and immunities consultation paper.

Spreading the cost of infrastructure

The LGAQ and Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) are a step closer towards the finalisation of a new cost sharing arrangement for works in state controlled road corridors.

Councils meet to debate pressure on waste services

The ability of local government to determine its own waste management services still hangs in the balance without a clear commitment from the State Government on a vital piece of legislation.

Consultation key to preserving cultural heritage

In its submission to the State Government the LGAQ have emphasised the importance of consultation in preserving indigenous cultural heritage.
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