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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.

Where the real action is happening on climate change

You may have heard this week the lament of some in Labor, the Greens and other progressive political circles that the federal election result means there will be no serious action on climate change

Medicines and poisons

The new framework aims to improve national uniformity, minimise the risk that medicines and poisons could be diverted for unlawful purposes and simplify licensing requirements. Council operations which may be impacted under the change include use of S7 poisons for vertebrate pest control, mosquito management and council vaccination programs. It includes no new or increased fees. Feedback required by 31 May.

Taking the big ideas to Canberra

With the federal election campaign all but done and dusted, local government in Queensland has a much better idea about where the major parties stand on our policy proposals.

The 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors' Forum

The 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2019APCS) and Mayors’ Forum returns to Brisbane from 7-10 July.

LGAQ federal election report cards

Parties' grades improve as election draws near.

Advocacy 2019: a state of change

A matter of days out from the federal election it is pleasing to see issues that really matter to local communities are finding their way into the campaign narrative.

Advancing Queensland: age-friendly community grants now open

Focusing on overcoming barriers older Queenslanders face in relation to the age-friendly domains of communication and information, and social participation, grants between $25,000 and $100,000 are available. Closes 10 June 2019.

Finally, a win on indigenous housing

The Labor Party has pledged to spend $1.5 billion on providing housing in remote indigenous communities if it wins the 18 May election.

An unprecedented move

Next year will mark 100 years since the LGAQ became the industrial voice of local government in Queensland, a fact of which we are mightily proud.

Statement by LGAQ chief executive Greg Hallam

The Queensland Government’s decision to dismiss Logan City Council is deeply regrettable.

Have your say on the future of transport in Queensland

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has released the Draft Queensland Transport Strategy for consultation.

Information sessions - Changes to Queensland's plumbing and drainage laws

With new plumbing and draining laws commencing on 1 July 2019, the Department of Housing and Public Works will be holding information sessions.

Bio security planning support for councils

As a result of LGAQ advocacy, Biosecurity Qld has now engaged Wild Matters to deliver a project to support Qld local governments.

Podcast: The review of Queensland's Environmental Offsets Framework

LGAQ's Crystal Baker and Kristy Gooding on the review of Queensland's Environmental Offsets Framework and LGAQ's submission to the discussion paper.
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