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Review of Queensland’s Cultural Heritage Acts – Have your say

DATSIP is undertaking a review of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003

Queensland Waste Levy information sessions

The Department of Environment and Science are hosting information sessions for local councils, business and community organisations.

Looking ahead to Budget 2020

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

Annual Conference Motions

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.

Submission update: Medicine and Poisons Bill

We lodged a submission to the Medicines and Poisons Bill 2019 (and regulations) last Wednesday 5 June. See a summary of submission highlights and the full submission.

The 2019-20 Queensland State Budget – A Budget for Jobs in Regions

Our analysis of the Palaszczuk Government's 2019 budget and what it means for Queensland councils.

A solid Budget for Queensland regions: LGAQ

A solid Budget that will go some way to ensuring regional communities in Queensland continue to grow.

Statement from ILF 2019

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.

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.

A showcase of leadership

Wow, what a week. The Indigenous Leaders Forum here in Cairns, Queensland Day and a State of Origin win in the first game of the 2019 Series

Endless opportunities at the Local Buy Annual Conference

Join us for two days of idea generation, sharing and networking at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane 1-3 September 2019.

$10 million to build small business resilience across North Queensland

$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.

Reform and common sense

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.

Educational opportunities in disaster management

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.

Queensland councils rise above the flood disaster

LGAQ Advisor and Journalist Kim Skubris reflects on an unforgettable week spent with northwest councils post flood recovery.

Not 'on the nose': public satisfaction with local councils improves

New research shows mayors and councillors can hold their heads high and are held in much better regard by the public than state or federal government.

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.

Climate Change Innovation Lab - webinar series for local government

STARTS 30 MAY!!! Six webinars covering a range of climate change topics with participants engaging with a new topic and climate change expert each fortnight. Check it out.

Resource Recovery Roadmap and Action Plan - have your say!

The draft Queensland Resource Recovery Industries 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan has been released for public consultation. Please provide comment to the LGAQ submission by Monday, 10th June 2019.

The Commissioners corner - a guide to conflict of interest issues

Queensland Integrity Commissioner Dr Nikola Stepanov takes us through best practice regarding conflicts of interest and material personal interests.
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