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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.

LGAQ federal election report cards

Parties' grades improve as election draws near.

Statement by LGAQ chief executive Greg Hallam

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