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  • 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.

    A matter of days out from the federal election it is pleasing to see issues that really matter to lo…

  • 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.

    Next year will mark 100 years since the LGAQ became the industrial voice of local government in Quee…

  • Witchdoctors, data analytics and trust

    The world is converging rapidly into a data driven, analytics led, hyper knowledge existence. We are all on the same journey whatever our role or calling in life.

    The world is converging rapidly into a data driven, analytics led, hyper knowledge existence. We are…

  • Time to reflect

    Irrespective of one’s religious views or credo, each faith has its seasons. Easter is one of those signposts for reflection.

    Irrespective of one’s religious views or credo, each faith has its seasons. Easter is one of those…

  • Galloping into a federal election

    ALGA and the LGAQ were straight out of the blocks, pitching our 7-point plan with the prime ask a restoration of financial assistance grants to 1% of federal taxation revenue.

    ALGA and the LGAQ were straight out of the blocks, pitching our 7-point plan with the prime ask a re…

  • Waste Levy information and communication packs and website

    The Waste Levy commences 1 July, 2019. See the communication pack and website for more detail on what this means for councils and communities.

    The Waste Levy commences 1 July, 2019. See the communication pack and website for more detail on wha…

  • Federal election blog: Indigenous housing deserves debate

    Indigenous housing should be part of the conversation this Federal election.

    Indigenous housing should be part of the conversation this Federal election.

  • Summary: Federal Budget 2019 - 2020

    A comprehensive rundown of budget decisions affecting Queensland councils.

    A comprehensive rundown of budget decisions affecting Queensland councils.

  • Time for action on waste strategy

    The LGAQ has called on the State Government to urgently partner with Queensland councils to drive a zero-waste future by 2035.

    The LGAQ has called on the State Government to urgently partner with Queensland councils to drive a …

  • Planning changes suit councils

    In a win for Queensland councils, the LGAQ has been successful in its advocacy on the Economic Development and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.

    In a win for Queensland councils, the LGAQ has been successful in its advocacy on the Economic Devel…