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Kicking goals in Canberra

The middle of June in Canberra is traditionally when the Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly rolls out and this year was no different. Indeed, this was the event’s 25th anniversary and it attracted a healthy 880 delegates from across the country.

Looking ahead to Budget 2020

The 2019 Queensland Budget was never going to set the world on fire

A solid Budget for Queensland regions: LGAQ

A solid Budget that will go some way to ensuring regional communities in Queensland continue to grow.

Statement from ILF 2019

Mayors and councillors from Queensland’s remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander councils met in Cairns to address common issues and to reaffirm their resolve to continue their push for federal and state government investment in housing in their communities.

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.

A showcase of leadership

Wow, what a week. The Indigenous Leaders Forum here in Cairns, Queensland Day and a State of Origin win in the first game of the 2019 Series

Queensland councils rise above the flood disaster

LGAQ Advisor and Journalist Kim Skubris reflects on an unforgettable week spent with northwest councils post flood recovery.

Not 'on the nose': public satisfaction with local councils improves

New research shows mayors and councillors can hold their heads high and are held in much better regard by the public than state or federal government.

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.

The Commissioners corner - a guide to conflict of interest issues

Queensland Integrity Commissioner Dr Nikola Stepanov takes us through best practice regarding conflicts of interest and material personal interests.
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