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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...

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.

Energy Detective product looks to cut massive council powerbill

A local government data analytics team is examining ways in which councils in Queensland can reduce their energy bills.

LGAQ leads from the front on data ethics

The Local Government Association of Queensland is leading the way in ensuring trust, transparency and accountability drive the use and management of data by the State’s 77 local councils.

More federal money, faster for local communities equals more jobs

Local councils in Queensland have called on Canberra to kickstart regional economies through a fairer deal on financial assistance grants it delivers to local communities.

Councils call for a fairer funding go from Canberra

Queensland councils have put federal election candidates on notice that a fairer injection of cash from Canberra is needed.

Councils back comprehensive policies on drought

Queensland councils have vowed to push for a co-ordinated approach to tackling the impact of drought on regional communities.
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