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News in brief

Browse our news stories about the activities and achievements of Queensland local councils and learn more about the challenges and issues affecting local government and their communities.

Many of these stories are published in our weekly enewsletter Council Courier. If you would like to know more about these stories please contact the LGAQ media and communications team on 1300 542 700. 

* Please note that these news stories are not LGAQ News Releases - formal LGAQ news/media releases can be found here.

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#LGAQ2016 DEBATING 101

Here’s a unique debate process steeped in history – our own. Check out how and why Queensland councils vote at our Annual Conference each year.

Why we need more women to run for local government

Councillor Fiona Gaske makes a compelling case for more women to become elected members.

Gender balance in ALGWA Qld president's sights

As the recently elected Queensland president of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA), Ms Hersant wants to ensure more females...

STANDING ON OUR OWN TWO FEET – BUSH COUNCILS CONVENTION 2015

Reccurring issues now have new solutions, new technology and new business models. The way of thinking has changed – we can’t always rely on government, and we need to stand on our own two feet...

What the LGAQ expects from the State Budget

Roads and infrastructure funding top the list of priorities for the LGAQ as it gears up for the 14 July State Budget.
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