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Welcome interim funding for remote indigenous housing

The Palaszczuk Government should be congratulated on its decision to invest $40 million next year on a modest housing program for remote indigenous communities in Queensland.

Best of regional journalism in the spotlight

Finalists announced for the LGAQ $15,000 Bean Lockyer Ticehurst Award for Excellence in Regional Journalism.

Further steps on road to grant reform

The Queensland Government is to be congratulated for its commitment to reform the system of grants and subsidies to local government.

New trade mentor advises local councils

David Camerlengo will assist councils seeking to attract international investment to their regions.

Councils respond to CCC call for governance reforms

LGAQ President Mark Jamieson has reaffirmed that councils welcome any and all actions that genuinely support greater adherence to good governance and ways to strengthen public trust in the system of local government.

LGAQ donates $20,000 to drought appeal

The Local Government Association of Queensland will donate $20,000 to the Queensland Drought Appeal to help ensure local communities remain resilient in the face of ongoing drought.

Cairns summit to discuss cities of the future

Leaders from local government and technology entrepreneurs are gathering in Cairns for the Future Cities, Smart Communities Summit

Good move on short-term letting

These reforms are required so we can more accurately monitor the availability of rental accommodation stock, decreased housing affordability and negative impacts on local communities.

Statement from LGAQ President Mark Jamieson on Ipswich City Council

The Local Government’s Minister’s decision to proceed with the dismissal of Ipswich City Council is profoundly regrettable if understandable.

Councils need to drive reform in indigenous communities

Queensland’s democratically-elected indigenous councils need to be at the centre of decision-making in any reforms to the delivery of services to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities

LGAQ welcomes new start date for Container Refund Scheme

We have learned from interstate experiences that rushing the roll-out would considerably impact local government and industry

Queensland State Budget a good start for councils

Some hits, some misses: the Budget contains critical commitment to help ensure Queensland councils continue to provide the services and infrastructure their communities need.

Qld councils reject proposed levy on household waste

Another grave concern for local government is the lack of commitment to ensure the levy is returned to where it’s needed most.

LGAQ welcomes major boost to Queensland's disaster fund

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has applauded the State Government’s announcement this week to commit $38 million to strengthen communities’ disaster resilience.

LGAQ condemns call for council commission as sheer madness

The LGAQ is calling on the State Government to rethink the proposal before going down this disastrous path.

Hundreds of jobs will be scrapped without indigenous housing funds

The Commonwealth Government’s own independent review into the issue has recommended long-term Federal support.

More transparency needed 'Beyond Belcarra'

Councils are determined to be leaders in transparency and accountability to guarantee public confidence and trust.

Queensland councils vote for zero waste to landfill by 2028

We support the State Government’s recent commitment to consider zero waste and waste to energy strategies. Our aim is to eventually close landfills altogether.

Queensland to act now on waste

The Palaszczuk Government has today announced that they will work together with councils and industry on a zero-waste future.

On National Close The Gap Day, an open letter to the Prime Minister

Today on National Close the Gap Day, the Local Government Association of Queensland pays its respects to our great country’s first Peoples.
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