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Councils call for a better approach to dealing with drought

The deluge in the north has not meant an end to the drought in much of Qld.

Salute to our community leaders

As the floodwaters receded in Townsville, there were countless stories of people doing their utmost to help neighbours cope with the disaster.

Partnership with councils needed to achieve zero waste future

Local councils have welcomed new laws governing the future of waste management in Queensland but will remain vigilant in ensuring that households not wear the costs.

Federal payments to flood-hit shires welcomed

Queensland’s peak body for local councils has praised the quick response by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to the emerging crisis caused by last week’s unprecedented deluge in north Queensland.

LGAQ welcomes top bureaucrat

The Local Government Association of Queensland has welcomed the appointment of Frankie Carroll as Queensland Under Treasurer.

Councils donate to help flood victims

It is clear that communities in north Queensland will need an enormous amount of assistance to recover...

ROC Assembly meets ahead of election

The State’s Regional Organisation of Councils met this week to discuss advocacy priorities ahead of an imminent federal election.

Epic floods bring out the best of councils

Meeting nature's epic challenges includes doing the impossible in the most hazardous conditions and working unbelievable hours.

Councils welcome new integrity guidelines

New guidelines on managing conflicts of interest in local government will help provide councillors with a clearer picture on what is expected of them in wake of integrity reforms.
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