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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.

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.
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