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#HandsOffMyCouncil: What’s it all about?

The LGAQ is running a campaign to raise public awareness of the Palaszczuk Government's plans to force major change to the way Queenslanders elect their local councils. Read our FAQ's.

Emerging consensus on a recipe for disaster

Opinion: No one has made a convincing argument that forcing changes in voting rules to make councils more like state and federal governments is somehow a good idea.

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.

Little public support for change in council voting

More than 70 percent of Queenslanders are happy with how they elect their local council, according to the results of a comprehensive poll of the state’s voters.

An issue of trust

A week of intense pressure from the LGAQ and member councils on the Palaszczuk Government has produced results.

Red tape reduction to boost agricultural sector productivity

The National Heavy Regular have made a move to simplify access to the road network.

Review of Qld Environmental Offsets Framework

The Department of Environment and Science have released the 'Review of Queensland's Environmental Offsets Framework Discussion Paper' for comment.

Reef regulations amendment Bill introduced to Parliament

Environmental Protection (Great Barrier Reef Protection Measures) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 introduced to parliament

Have your say energy pricing proposals

Have your say on regulatory proposals submitted by Ergon energy and Energex.

Have your say on Temporary Traffic Management

Have your say on Austroads' Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management.

Dramatic change afoot on voting system

The Palaszczuk Government has flagged major changes to the system of voting that operates in the local government sector.

Austrade urged to work with councils on investment strategy

A key parliamentary committee has urged the Federal Government to strive for greater co-operation with local councils to attract trade and investment to regional Australia.

Councils will not tolerate major voting changes being forced on the community

Local councils have expressed deep concern about the Palaszczuk Government’s reported plans to introduce compulsory preferential voting into local government elections in Queensland.

Changes to the Crime and Corruption Act 2001

From 1 March 2019, the Act will change and some of the major changes will affect councils in their role as units of public administration (UPAs). SEE factsheets on new definitions and record-keeping requirements.

LGAQ big data takes shape

This week was all about Big Data and our analytics team, LG Sherlock. We are deadly serious about implementing the highest standards around the use of data and building trust with the broader community.

Regional councils say Federal grants are key

This week's Assembly of Queensland’s Regional Organisations of Councils (ROCs) reaffirms the pressing need for Federal Financial Assistance Grants

REVIEW: Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Regulation 2009

Do you have feedback on the Regulation in general, specific elements of the Regulation, and any deficiencies? Let us know by Wednesday 27th February 2019.

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.

Have your say - draft waste strategy

Provide your input for the LGAQ submission on the Draft Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy, needed by Wednesday 27 March, 2019.

Councils call for a better approach to dealing with drought

The deluge in the north has not meant an end to the drought in much of Qld.
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