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Time to reflect

Irrespective of one’s religious views or credo, each faith has its seasons. Easter is one of those signposts for reflection.

Final consultation - Draft approved forms and templates for new plumbing reforms

The Department of Housing and Public Works has launched the final stage of public consultation on the new plumbing law reforms.

Parties take note: Local perspectives produce better policy

There's always a lot of rhetoric in election campaigns; "most important in decades" is a favourite, that said there is value in rating the policy performance of parties against present day challenges.

Help shape the National Disability Strategy beyond 2020

Help shape the next national disability strategy. Attend a face-to-face community workshop and have your say.

Federal Election Blog: Road safety: what needs to happen at this election

The newly minted sign held up this morning on Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove by a volunteer for the LNP candidate’s campaign for the seat of Ryan said: Will fix local roads.

Federal election blog: the sleeper issue of the campaign

Every now and then, the media hits upon something that moves people outside of the daily political narrative. The pundits call these “sleeper” issues. The Great Barrier Reef is a sleeper issue in this campaign.

New Queensland freight strategy launched

Transport and Main Roads Minister, Mark Bailey, has released a new freight strategy for Queensland.

Transport regulation reviews and how you can participate

The LGAQ is calling for nominations for a working group to assist with reviews being undertaken by the Productivity Commission and the National Transport Commission.

NHVR commences development of new Heavy Vehicle Freight Access Strategy

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has recently commenced the development of a Heavy Vehicle Freight Access Strategy which will articulate its role in supporting improved freight network outcomes.

Galloping into a federal election

With the Federal election scheduled for 18 May. The Australian Local Government Association and the LGAQ were straight out of the blocks, pitching our 7-point plan with the prime ask a restoration of financial assistance grants to 1% of federal taxation revenue.

Federal election blog: Candidates beware: mayors are not happy

How the parties respond to the LGAQ;s seven-point plan will draw a picture about the extent to which whoever wins government on 18 May will unlock local community potential.

Federal election blog: Electric vehicle boogaloo on fuel excise

The two major parties are going at each other hammer and tongs about encouraging such a big increase in electric vehicles in such a short time, neither is keen to get involved in what it means for the future of road funding in Australia.

Lead the way: drive so others survive

Are you planning any events for National Road Safety Week 6-12 May? A council factsheet and digital assets are available to show your council’s support in your community.

Federal election blog: Rebuilding smarter after disasters

One of Australia's most respected public agencies has made it clear what needs to happen to make communities more resilient in the face of disasters. But it hasn't happened yet.

Waste Levy information and communication packs and website

The Waste Levy commences 1 July, 2019. See the communication pack and website for more detail on what this means for councils and communities.

Federal election blog: Indigenous housing deserves debate

Indigenous housing should be part of the conversation this Federal election.

Age-friendly Regional Workshops

Regional workshops to help build an age-friendly Queensland.

Summary: Federal Budget 2019 - 2020

A comprehensive rundown of budget decisions affecting Queensland councils.
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