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  • There is sense in listening

    Here’s the story of the 123rd LGAQ annual conference in Cairns by the numbers: 700 delegates, observers and exhibitors, 85 motions carried (16 unanimously), three motions withdrawn,...

    Here’s the story of the 123rd LGAQ annual conference in Cairns by the numbers: 700 delegates, obse…

  • Powering ahead with LG Sherlock

    LG Sherlock launched its first module, ‘Energy Detective’ in February of this year.

    LG Sherlock launched its first module, ‘Energy Detective’ in February of this year.

  • Summary: Federal Budget 2019 - 2020

    A comprehensive rundown of budget decisions affecting Queensland councils.

    A comprehensive rundown of budget decisions affecting Queensland councils.

  • Time for action on waste strategy

    The LGAQ has called on the State Government to urgently partner with Queensland councils to drive a zero-waste future by 2035.

    The LGAQ has called on the State Government to urgently partner with Queensland councils to drive a …

  • Have your say on remote area tax concessions

    The Australian Productivity Commission has released an issues paper on Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments for a current Inquiry.

    The Australian Productivity Commission has released an issues paper on Remote Area Tax Concessions a…

  • #HandsOffMyCouncil: What’s it all about?

    The LGAQ is running a campaign to raise public awareness of the Palaszczuk Government's plans to force major change to the way Queenslanders elect their local councils. Read our FAQ's.

    The LGAQ is running a campaign to raise public awareness of the Palaszczuk Government's plans to for…

  • QCoast2100 wins in Coastal Awards

    The Qcoast2100 Program – a joint initiative between the LGAQ and the Queensland Department of Environment of science has been awarded the 2019 Australian Coastal Award for Climate Adaption.

    The Qcoast2100 Program – a joint initiative between the LGAQ and the Queensland Department of Envi…

  • The fight to be heard

    The Federal Government’s looming withdrawal from a vital remote Indigenous housing funding program has prompted the LGAQ to engage in a comprehensive and hard-fought campaign with its member councils.

    The Federal Government’s looming withdrawal from a vital remote Indigenous housing funding program…

  • 860, 000 jobs could be affected by digital disruption

    More than 860,000 jobs could be affected by digital disruption according to a new report released by the Queensland Government this week.

    More than 860,000 jobs could be affected by digital disruption according to a new report released by…

  • Fire and rain and a big 2018

    In James Taylor’s famous words, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. So has much of Queensland recently. It’s been a tumultuous end to a tumultuous 2018.

    In James Taylor’s famous words, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. So has much of Queensland r…

  • An investment in trust

    In his address to the LGAQ’s annual conference this year, President Mayor Mark Jamieson dwelt on the importance of trust.

    In his address to the LGAQ’s annual conference this year, President Mayor Mark Jamieson dwelt on t…

  • Council Jobs: Let the Hard Work begin

    The scourge of natural disaster has come early in the disaster season in the form of ferocious fires whipped up by an unprecedented heatwave.

    The scourge of natural disaster has come early in the disaster season in the form of ferocious fires…

  • Rural water and Wastewater Infrastructure

    Rural water and wastewater infrastructure, that is. There is a looming crisis in this key area of local government business.

    Rural water and wastewater infrastructure, that is. There is a looming crisis in this key area of lo…

  • Brett Walsh wins inaugural Butch Lenton Award

    Barcaldine Regional Council deputy chief executive Brett Walsh has won the inaugural Butch Lenton Memorial Bush Councils Innovation Award.

    Barcaldine Regional Council deputy chief executive Brett Walsh has won the inaugural Butch Lenton Me…

  • Looking for big wins on waste

    The LGAQ continues its intense lobbying of the Palaszczuk Government to agree to defer the start of its waste levy until 1 July 2019, commencing at a fee $75 a tonne for municipal solid waste.

    The LGAQ continues its intense lobbying of the Palaszczuk Government to agree to defer the start of …