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Preference deals must be kept out of council elections

The cynical deal making and distraction that is a feature of the system of compulsory preferential voting is writ large in the current federal election campaign.

Budget 2019 invests in regions and cities: LGAQ

The Local Government Association of Queensland said the Budget went some way to meeting the needs of local communities but councils would continue to push for more investment from Canberra.

No to forcing voting changes in local council elections

Mayors and councillors from across Queensland today overwhelmingly rejected the Palaszczuk Government’s plans to force changes to the way people elect their local councils.

Welcome rethink on electoral changes

The Palaszczuk Government’s decision to walk back proposed major changes to the way people vote at local council elections was very welcome.

Statement from LGAQ President and Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson

I would like to acknowledge and congratulate Brisbane Lord Mayor and good friend Graham Quirk on a stellar career in local government.

Fix for mobile black spots

Queensland local councils have congratulated the Federal Government on its latest announcement of funding for 26 new mobile base stations.

Premier should keep Government hands off local councils

The Palaszczuk Government’s plans to force major change to the way Queenslanders elect their local councils is the target of a social media campaign called Hands Off My Council.

Data ethics committee to advise local government sector

A special ethics committee of experts has been established to advise the local government sector on the management and use of data by Queensland’s 77 councils.

Partnership with councils needed to achieve zero waste future

Local councils have welcomed new laws governing the future of waste management in Queensland but will remain vigilant in ensuring that households not wear the costs.

Federal payments to flood-hit shires welcomed

Queensland’s peak body for local councils has praised the quick response by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to the emerging crisis caused by last week’s unprecedented deluge in north Queensland.
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