Councils rising above the floods
People in this beautiful part of Australia generally don’t like to make a fuss, and quite frankly, from what I’ve witnessed, neither do the mayors and councillors.
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Little public support for change
More than 70 percent of Queenslanders are happy with how they elect their local council.
Vital funding push
Communities deserve a much better deal from Canberra to properly fund local infrastructure and facilities such as libraries, parks and roads.
UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUE
Commissioners corner: Conflicts between duties and dual responsibilities
This edition we explore a dual role situation that can give rise to complex conflict of interest issues.
Minister Hinchliffe: Works for Queensland delivers
No matter how you look at it, this is a win-win for regional communities.
Budget Conscious and debt savvy
Collectively, local government in this state has a great story to tell about how it manages budgets and debts.
The future for Queensland's local communities
Mayor Mark Jamieson last week became the first LGAQ President to address the Queensland Media Club.
Feature: New minister, new direction.
The new Local Government Minister, Mark Coulton, should be well placed to understand the issues that impact on councils.
More than just insurance
The ongoing commitment of Queensland councils to cost stability and service excellence over the past 25 years has culminated in an exciting new phase for local government’s self-insurance schemes.
Looking ahead to Budget 2020
The 2019 Queensland Budget was never going to set the world on fire
The Independent Assessor: Education over investigation
I want to thank councils for their sincere welcome since I started in this role as the Independent Assessor.
The memory of Butch continues
Peak Services are proud to again offer the opportunity to nominate council groups or individuals for the Butch Lenton Memorial Bush Council Innovation Award. Applications close 1 August 2019.
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