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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.

Lord Mayors stance on employee pay increase the right thing to do

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Brisbane City Council deserve congratulations for their decision to go ahead and award employees a pay increase in defiance of moves by a small number of unions to delay the process, according to the Local Government Association of Queensland.

Welcome role for integrity commissioner

Councillors and mayors will benefit from this valuable policy change by the Government - a change the Association had been pushing for more than a decade.

LGAQ Board plots strategy for local government sector

LGAQ President Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said part of the Board’s job is to ensure the association’s activities reinforce the role that local government holds as the government closest to the community.

Prime Minister must not walk away from indigenous housing

"We are not going to stand by and watch Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull walk away from a program that is so fundamental to the future of indigenous communities in Queensland," CEO Greg Hallam.

Treasurer appointment works for councils

Queensland councils have welcomed news that Deputy Premier Jackie Trad will step into the role of Treasurer as part of a Palaszczuk cabinet reshuffle.

Councils congratulate incoming Palaszczuk Government

Mayor Jamieson said the LGAQ’s top priorities for the new Government were ensuring the State was in a good position to deal with any natural disasters over the summer and pursuing the policy proposals outlined in its 10 Point Election Plan.

Election 2017: Solid response from all parties to local government wishlist

Party responses have shown a good understanding of the role councils play in driving regional economic growth.

Council driven connectivity solutions a winner

Smart and creative solutions like these are what local governments are pushing for to better connect their regions to global marketplaces.
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