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Mother Nature comes calling

Good old mother nature was front and centre in Queensland over the last week with 10 councils disaster declared and 30 activated under Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

ROC assembly pushes local issues

Read the communique and hear from the members who attended the Regional Organisations of Councils (ROCs) held this week in Brisbane.

Fraser Coast councillor to represent local government on waste advisory panel

The LGAQ this week nominated Cr Anne Maddern from Fraser Coast Regional Council to represent local government on a technical advisory panel for the Department of Environment and Science.

Local government key player in biodiversity

In response to the Federal Government's draft Strategy for Nature, the LGAQ has emphasised councils' role in enhancing biodiversity.

On National Close The Gap Day, an open letter to the Prime Minister

Today on National Close the Gap Day, the Local Government Association of Queensland pays its respects to our great country’s first Peoples.

Wild weather across Queensland : Video update with LGAQ CEO Greg Hallam

LGAQ CEO Greg Hallam gives an update on the weather system that has affected one third of Queensland local government areas.

Big 3, big news

It's been a 'RRR' week this last seven days at your Association - Roads, Rates and Rubbish. Find out why in this weekly CEO update from Greg Hallam.

Changes to telco carrier powers

The Minister for Communications and the Arts has released a determination following a lengthy consultation on the powers and immunities afforded to communications carriers.

New data builds benchmarking

A free benchmarking tool enabling councils to analyse and benchmark their performance has been updated to contain information covering the 2016-17 fiscal year. Find out how you can use it in this 5 min read.

Rating masterclass

UPDATE: King & Company Solicitors' much regarded ratings resolution template for every council free of charge IS NOW ONLINE. A rating masterclass will be held at the LGAQ for those looking to refine and update their knowledge of local government rating and associated legislation and legal requirements.
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