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CALL FOR MOTIONS: 2017 LGAQ Annual Conference


Authorised by: Greg Hallam PSM Chief Executive Officer Thursday, 22 June 2017

Deadline: Friday, 25 August 2017

Circular: 2017-14 | For Action

The LGAQ is calling for motions for its 121st Annual Conference.

As in previous years, the agenda will consist of two parts:

Part 1: Review of the Policy Statement

Part 2: Motions for Consideration

The Review of the Policy Statement will take place at the commencement of the Conference, so subsequent motions can be considered in line with the current Policy Statement.  A copy of the current Policy Statement is available on LG Online.

When preparing motions and background information for either Part 1 or Part 2, please give particular attention to all relevant facts and figures. Also consider resolutions carried at previous annual conferences on the topic and what action resulted. A council meeting should endorse motions and submit them to the LGAQ in the provided template

Please bear in the mind the five ‘SMART’ principles in policy development:

  • Be Specific (be clear in your desired outcome, with your audience in mind (i.e. State or Federal)
  • Consider Measurables
  • Is it Achievable?
  • Is it Realistic, and
  • Is it Timely?

The Replies to Resolutions from last year’s Annual Conference is regularly updated and provided on the Annual Conference Motions Database page (member access required). 

When submitting motions, councils are urged to use the motions template and email to

Please contact Pam Toohey on 1300 542 700 for further information or to submit motions by Friday, 25 August 2017.

Further information regarding this year’s Annual Conference, including registration details, will be available soon.


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