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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.

LGAQ welcomes top bureaucrat

The Local Government Association of Queensland has welcomed the appointment of Frankie Carroll as Queensland Under Treasurer.

Councils donate to help flood victims

It is clear that communities in north Queensland will need an enormous amount of assistance to recover...

Councils welcome new integrity guidelines

New guidelines on managing conflicts of interest in local government will help provide councillors with a clearer picture on what is expected of them in wake of integrity reforms.

Energy Detective product looks to cut massive council powerbill

A local government data analytics team is examining ways in which councils in Queensland can reduce their energy bills.

LGAQ leads from the front on data ethics

The Local Government Association of Queensland is leading the way in ensuring trust, transparency and accountability drive the use and management of data by the State’s 77 local councils.

More federal money, faster for local communities equals more jobs

Local councils in Queensland have called on Canberra to kickstart regional economies through a fairer deal on financial assistance grants it delivers to local communities.
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