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Councils look to the State to sustain their 40,000-strong workforce

Prime Minister Scott Morrison decides to exclude local government from the Commonwealth’s JobKeeper program.

Why councils matter in the battle against COVID-19

CEO Greg Hallam's economic update explains why COVID-19 might present a once in a generational boost to the betterment of Queensland communities and the things that matter to them.

Advocating in unprecedented times

The COVID-19 virus continues to wreak havoc across the globe and our elections were not immune.

Local jobs a priority, councils call for job security stimulus

Urgent roll-out of economic stimulus to local government is needed so new and returning mayors can start mitigating the local effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Have your say: Single-use Plastic Items Regulatory Impact Statement

The Consultation RIS proposes a ban on the sale, supply, and distribution of single-use plastic straws, stirrers, plates, and cutlery. Add your feedback to our submission by Thursday 9th April 2020.

Voters back stability in historic election

Thank you Queensland voters for turning out for the 2020 local government elections

Local government elections to ensure leadership certainty

Elections will ensure community leadership is in place to see Queenslanders through the COVID-19 pandemic

A big weekend ahead

By the close of polling, north of half of all eligible voters in Queensland will have cast their ballot paper.

New planning laws passed in response to COVID-19

A range of urgent amendments to the Planning Act 2016 and the Economic Development Act 2012 were made last week.

Round 5 of Bridges Renewal Program has opened

The Australian Government will provide up to 50% of the total cost of eligible projects that meet the program objectives.

Local Government Association of Queensland calls for extension of pre-polling

LGAQ has asked the ECQ to consider opening pre-polling on Sunday to ensure as many Queenslanders as possible can have their say early

Councils call for stimulus to protect local communities

The focus now must equally turn to the economy and providing stimulus to both protect and create jobs and to help mitigate the impacts of this evolving pandemic.

Councils call for Federal stimulus to protect jobs and communities across Queensland

Queensland councils are calling on the Commonwealth to inject an additional $2 billion in well-targeted economic stimulus into communities

Managing the impact of COVID-19 on Cape York and Torres Strait Communities

The Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance (TCICA) yesterday discussed a regional response to the threat of COVID-19 on communities across Cape York and the Torres Strait.

Local Government elections must proceed on March 28

The peak body representing Queensland’s 77 councils has thrown its support behind Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe in his public commitment to go ahead with statewide local government elections, but with appropriate provisions in place to protect voters.

Palaszczuk Government must guarantee it will not remove the element of intent from new integrity offences

Queensland councils call on the Palaszczuk Government to guarantee it will pass its new integrity offences as drafted and not criminalise administrative errors and honest mistakes.

Focusing on what matters

Ensuring that the community see our levels of government are working constructively together has never been more important.

STILL TIME TO APPLY - FNQ & NQ Monsoon Trough Funding Round 2 Grants

Grants of up to $150,000 each are now available to help FNQ & NQ communities recover from the 2019 Monsoon Trough

The Delegations Register Service has been updated

We're pleased to let you know that a complete review of the Delegations Register Service has been undertaken and is now available for members in LG Online.
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