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Proper community engagement key to closing the gap

The new Closing the Gap agreement must be Indigenous-led and must consider community views. The Government should harness the wisdom of local people and local representatives.

LGAQ President: Response to Senator Hanson's anti-Olympics campaign

One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson’s comments regarding Queensland’s 2032 Olympic Games bid are both untrue and damaging to the economic, social and cultural growth of the state.

Councils condemn rushed and inadequate koala reforms

Now is not the time to allow thousands of hectares of known local koala habitat to go unprotected.

Findings of no criminality welcomed

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has welcomed the Crime and Corruption Commission's findings of no criminality following its investigation into Gold Coast City Council.

Element of intent must remain in new Conflict of Interest offences

The LGAQ is urging the Palaszczuk Government ensure the element of intent remains part of planned new conflict of interest offences currently before State Parliament.

Queenslanders say they are satisfied with their local councils as they prepare to cast their vote

Almost two-thirds of voters are satisfied with their local council as they prepare to cast their vote in the upcoming March 28 quadrennial elections

Key events for Queensland councils in 2020

Feel like sharing? Pass onto your Council colleagues – this list has something for everyone.

Queensland councils support fires funds effort

The $77,000 LGAQ donation represents $1,000 for and on behalf of each of Queensland's 77 local councils.

Invasive plants failure leaves biosecurity time bomb ticking

Decisive action urged as a long-awaited report into State Parliament’s ‘Inquiry into invasive plants and their control in Queensland’ has been released with no recommendations.

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.
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