The middle of June in Canberra is traditionally when the Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly rolls out and this year was no different. Indeed, this was the event’s 25th anniversary and it attracted a healthy 880 delegates from across the country.
Start planning yours now for council endorsement before 5 August deadline. Submission will be open from Monday, 17 June 2019 until the deadline Monday, 5 August 2019 to enable finalisation of the preliminary agenda prior to the conference.
Mayors and councillors from Queensland’s remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander councils met in Cairns to address common issues and to reaffirm their resolve to continue their push for federal and state government investment in housing in their communities.
$10 million has been announced under the jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) to help flood affected small businesses in North and North West Queensland.
New research released this week shows that, for all the talk of local councils being “on the nose” and the continued political assaults on local government from vested interests, the public is more satisfied with the sector than it was last year.
Discounted rates for the Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) are currently available. This training would be of particular interest to local disaster coordinators and disaster management practitioners.