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Delivering the sizzle and the sausage

Welcome back everyone from the books, beach, fishing line, or the tractor and the Channel 9 cricket commentary team. To paraphrase the famous Sir Les Patterson: 2018 – we’re up it.

Look back in time: Ellen Violet Jordan

We look back in time to the remarkable Ellen Violet “Vi” Jordan who was elected as Ipswich's first female Alderman in 1961 and in 1963 was the only female delegate at the LGAQ Annual Conference.

Scheduled maintenance: LG Online and LGAQ public website

Our members only web portal LG Online and associated LGAQ public websites will be undergoing scheduled maintenance from 10.30 am Wednesday 17th January.

Top cyber security tips from Telstra

Telstra has released a cyber security pack to illuminate the current trends, tools and threats on the cyber security horizon.

Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Strategy

Contribute your comments on the draft revision. The LGAQ will be preparing a submission and welcomes your input prior to 23 February 2018.

Thresholds for significant business activities

Are you happy with the current dollar values? Now is the time to tell us as the Department looks to review the threshold figures set that a council business activity must meet to be defined as a significant business activity.

Mark these dates in your 2018 diary

The New Year is a time for reflection, setting goals – and planning. The local government calendar is always busy – so we’ve put together a calendar of key dates and events you should mark in your diary for the year ahead.

Roma Picnic Races Trip

The time-honored tradition of horse racing has a rich and colourful history in Queensland and none more so than the Roma Picnic Races.

Fast Five with Policy Executive member Cr Cameron O'Neil

We sat down with Cr Cameron O’Neil, the youngest member of the LGAQ’s Policy Executive and Councillor with Maranoa Regional Council, to talk the year that was 2017 and what it means to represent the younger generation in local government.

QLD Container Refund Scheme: the facts, myths and challenges

The Container Refund Scheme (CRS) and a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags is set to commence on July 1, 2018. So what does it mean for councils?

Filling the data lake

Local communities remain of the view their council is there for the basics. What if the basics consisted of roads, rates, rubbish and… data?

Feeling the pinch

Our resident data dude breaks down what the stats tell us about current household costs and incomes.

What you need to make great videos

Want to make great video content to engage your community? Look no further than this guide - with solutions for every budget.

A bite out of Banana

There's a lot to uncover in the dynamic Shire of Banana (and there isn't a single banana tree in sight).

National flying-fox forum presentations

The EIANZ continues to work towards a national, coordinated approach to flying-fox conservation and management - check out their resources and the forum Facebook page.

Palaszczuk Government announces new cabinet

After claiming a Labor victory in the Queensland State Election the Premier has wasted no time in reshuffling her cabinet. Here's the rundown.

Latest policy and advocacy activities

The LGAQ Policy Executive Business Paper and attachments are now online. Contact your District Representative prior to the 15 December meeting to discuss items of interest.

Treasurer appointment works for councils

Queensland councils have welcomed news that Deputy Premier Jackie Trad will step into the role of Treasurer as part of a Palaszczuk cabinet reshuffle.

Getting ready for summer

Manager Disaster management advisory services manager Mike Lollback gives us an outlook for the summer ahead. 
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