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QLD councils - a free resource for a plastic free community

The Boomerang Alliance, through the Plastic Free Places program has developed a set of guidelines for councils to help transition communities to plastic free environments.

Making the Waste Levy work for councils

There has been considerable debate surrounded the introduction of the Queensland waste levy, it’s amount, its timing, the levy zone and the impact on ratepayers.

An Outback listening tour and then some

LGAQ President Mayor Mark Jamieson, accompanied by representatives of Peak Services, Hastings Deering, Telstra, LGIA Super, yours truly and the LGAQ’s digital journalist Nathalie Cattaneo are just back from an epic three-day 3600 km trip that took in eight western councils.

Commissioners corner: Conflicts between duties and dual responsibilities

This edition we explore a dual role situation that can give rise to complex conflict of interest issues.

Minister Hinchliffe: Works for Queensland delivers

No matter how you look at it, this is a win-win for regional communities.

Budget Conscious and debt savvy

Collectively, local government in this state has a great story to tell about how it manages budgets and debts.

The future for Queensland's local communities

Mayor Mark Jamieson last week became the first LGAQ President to address the Queensland Media Club.

Feature: New minister, new direction.

The new Local Government Minister, Mark Coulton, should be well placed to understand the issues that impact on councils.

More than just insurance

The ongoing commitment of Queensland councils to cost stability and service excellence over the past 25 years has culminated in an exciting new phase for local government’s self-insurance schemes.

Looking ahead to Budget 2020

The 2019 Queensland Budget was never going to set the world on fire

The Independent Assessor: Education over investigation

I want to thank councils for their sincere welcome since I started in this role as the Independent Assessor.

The memory of Butch continues

Peak Services are proud to again offer the opportunity to nominate council groups or individuals for the Butch Lenton Memorial Bush Council Innovation Award. Applications close 1 August 2019.
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