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Councils look to the State to sustain their 40,000-strong workforce

Prime Minister Scott Morrison decides to exclude local government from the Commonwealth’s JobKeeper program.

Local jobs a priority, councils call for job security stimulus

Urgent roll-out of economic stimulus to local government is needed so new and returning mayors can start mitigating the local effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Voters back stability in historic election

Thank you Queensland voters for turning out for the 2020 local government elections

Local government elections to ensure leadership certainty

Elections will ensure community leadership is in place to see Queenslanders through the COVID-19 pandemic

Local Government Association of Queensland calls for extension of pre-polling

LGAQ has asked the ECQ to consider opening pre-polling on Sunday to ensure as many Queenslanders as possible can have their say early

Councils call for Federal stimulus to protect jobs and communities across Queensland

Queensland councils are calling on the Commonwealth to inject an additional $2 billion in well-targeted economic stimulus into communities

Managing the impact of COVID-19 on Cape York and Torres Strait Communities

The Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance (TCICA) yesterday discussed a regional response to the threat of COVID-19 on communities across Cape York and the Torres Strait.

Local Government elections must proceed on March 28

The peak body representing Queensland’s 77 councils has thrown its support behind Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe in his public commitment to go ahead with statewide local government elections, but with appropriate provisions in place to protect voters.

Palaszczuk Government must guarantee it will not remove the element of intent from new integrity offences

Queensland councils call on the Palaszczuk Government to guarantee it will pass its new integrity offences as drafted and not criminalise administrative errors and honest mistakes.

United front in battle to retain Remote Area Tax Concessions

Peak bodies urge the Commonwealth not to scrap “modest but important” incentives
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