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Queensland councils call for more support as "creeping disaster" spreads

The LGAQ is calling on all State and Federal Government leaders to unite to drive a unified approach to water security.

Queensland Invasive Pests Strategy a Good Start but Funding Vital

We need real outcomes if Queensland’s $20 billion primary production sector is to be effectively supported. Sufficient funding is critical to ensure the ongoing vitality of these industries in our regional communities.

No time to waste to boost recycling funding

The need to manage our own waste and recycling is urgent, but to do this both State and Commonwealth leaders must come to the party.

LGAQ President calls for end to politically motivated campaign against Redlands councillor

The President of the LGAQ, Mayor Mark Jamieson has called on the Member for Capalaba, Don Brown MP, to cease using Parliamentary Privilege to pursue a political agenda against a fellow elected representative, whilst due process runs its course.

Federal funding increase a win for Queenslands drought-affected communities and councils

The Federal Government’s move to provide drought funding for non-farm businesses and extra funding for councils in drought-affected regions is a huge win for Queensland communities.

$500 million needed for water security in rural communities

The LGAQ welcomes the commitment from all sides of politics to the Bradfield Scheme but says the focus must be on water supply and quality in rural communities, and is calling on state and federal governments to commit to $500 million over five years of dedicated funding.

Queensland councils crack $1 billion on sport and recreation spending

Statement from LGAQ President Mark Jamieson: Data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that Queensland councils spent just over $1 billion on sports and recreation for the 2017-18 financial year.

Councils welcome reversal on voting changes

This will ensure the retention of optional preferential voting for next year’s council elections, ensuring voters have as much control over their vote as they like.

Veteran journalist John Andersen wins regional media prize

A series of stories on the monsoon floods that devastated north west Queensland in February this year told a searing story of the economic and personal impacts of the huge loss of stock caused by the flooding.

500 local council leaders gather in Cairns next week

The LGAQ Annual Conference is the sector’s annual showcase, allowing civic leaders to discuss and debate issues and policy affecting a sphere of government with more than 40,000 staff and managing $155 billion of community assets

LGAQ Media Award deadline for entries extended

The entry deadline for the 2019 Bean Lockyer Ticehurst Award for Excellence in Regional Journalism, offering a cash prize of $15,000 has been extended to 20 September, 2019.

Queensland councils to benefit from Blockie win

Queensland councils are well and truly in the box seat to make the most of cutting edge Blockchain technology after winning a prestigious industry award.

LGAQ Media Award open and seeking entries

Entries are open for the 2019 Bean Lockyer Ticehurst Award for Excellence in Regional Journalism.

A solid Budget for Queensland regions: LGAQ

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

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.

Statement by LGAQ chief executive Greg Hallam

The Queensland Government’s decision to dismiss Logan City Council is deeply regrettable.

Preference deals must be kept out of council elections

The cynical deal making and distraction that is a feature of the system of compulsory preferential voting is writ large in the current federal election campaign.

No to forcing voting changes in local council elections

Mayors and councillors from across Queensland today overwhelmingly rejected the Palaszczuk Government’s plans to force changes to the way people elect their local councils.

Budget 2019 invests in regions and cities: LGAQ

The Local Government Association of Queensland said the Budget went some way to meeting the needs of local communities but councils would continue to push for more investment from Canberra.
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