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Have you submitted your motions?

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Time is running out for your council to finalise its motions for debate at this year's LGAQ Annual Conference. Your council-endorsed motions can be submitted through LG Online right up until the deadline, midnight on Monday, 5 August 2019.

A council meeting must endorse the motion prior to submitting to the LGAQ.

Preparing your motion

As in previous years, the Agenda will be in two parts, Part 1: Review of the policy statement and Part 2: Motions for consideration. The review of the policy statement will take place at the commencement of the conference so that subsequent motions can be considered in line with the current Policy Statement.

The structure in which to submit your motion is:

  • Date of council resolution
  • Resolution number
  • Motion
  • Background
  • Desired outcome

Please bear in mind the five ‘SMART’ principles in policy development:

  1. Be Specific (be clear in your desired outcome, with your audience in mind i.e. state or federal government);
  2. Consider Measurables;
  3. Is it Achievable;
  4. Is it Realistic;
  5. Is it Timely.

When preparing motions and background information for either Part 1 or Part 2, please give particular attention to all relevant facts and where appropriate, figures.

Background information

You should also consider previous resolutions, replies to resolutions and actions resulting from resolutions regarding your topic. This information is regularly updated and provided on the searchable LG Online motions database.

Previous years' motions outcomes are also available in PDF format

Please contact Grace McSorley or call 1300 542 700 if you have any questions or require further information.

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


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