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New local government legislation

On 17 May 2018, the Queensland Parliament passed two pieces of legislation of great importance to local government. We break down the provisions contained in the new legislation.

Minister backs downs on public service commission

Local Government Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe, has publicly backed down over suggestions he will consider imposing a public service style commission to govern councils.

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.

CEO column: Tough times

Tough Times. Ipswich City Council has been issued with a show cause notice as to why they should not be dismissed, and a champion of Local Government, former Deputy Premier, Terry Mackenroth passed away.

Extraordinary times

The LGAQ is calling on the State Government to implement its Beyond Belcarra recommendations to ensure even greater transparency and accountability in local government.

More transparency needed 'Beyond Belcarra'

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

ABC Drive talks Beyond Belcarra

LGAQ CEO Greg Hallam spoke to Steve Austin last night about Belcarra, the CCC and Queensland councils' plans for moving Beyond Belcarra.

Beyond Belcarra - from response to recovery

While cyclonic winds and heavy rainfalls were hitting local government communities, local governments were being rocked by news that the Crime and Corruption Commission were laying further charges following from Operation Belcarra.

LGAQ appears at Belcarra hearing

The LGAQ this week appeared before a key parliamentary committee to put the case of local government regarding the legislative reforms arising out of the Crime and Corruption Commission’s Belcarra recommendations.

Councils encouraged to supply submissions to Bill by 21 March

Councils are encouraged to provide copies of their submissions to the Local Government Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 to the LGAQ by 21 March.

Belcarra, councillor complaints Bills lapse

The 25 November state election has prompted the dissolution of the Queensland Parliament, a move that means several Bills affecting local government have lapsed.
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