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LGAQ proposes limits on council election campaign spending

Such a system would also reduce or contain the costs of elections, which would make them more competitive and fairer to all who want to run for their local council.

Statewide survey gives the tick of approval to local councils

Results suggest councils perform best in the public’s view on services to do with activities such as parks and garden maintenance, sporting facilities and heritage protection.

Cyclone funding welcome but not enough

Funding will only go part of the way to meeting Canberra’s responsibilities under natural disaster relief. The communities of Mackay, Rockhampton and Whitsunday all need more infrastructure funding support from Canberra.

A how-to guide for Annual Conference motions

The deadline to submit a motion for debate at Annual Conference in October is looming. Read our handy guide to the process of submitting a motion.

Get Started Vouchers still available – Apply Now!

NOTICE BOARD | Participate: Vouchers of up to $150 are available to eligible children and young people. The vouchers are issued on a first come, first served basis - applications close when fully allocated or, at latest, 27 September 2017

We Are Queensland grants program closing 11 August

NOTICEBOARD | Grants: Apply NOW for funding to deliver community-led initiatives creating opportunities to assist families, communities or individuals to feel included and connected with the broader community.

Bush Councils Convention takes on ‘The World’ stage

NEWS RELEASE: Opportunities to drive better connectivity - whether it be road, air, rail, commercial, social or digital – are a priority for the future prosperity of our rural and remote councils.

Specialist local government training now available online

NOTICE BOARD | Staff Development & Training: Courses are available for a 12 month window allowing flexible delivery - Watch the short YouTube video to find out more!

Nominate to participate in a trial of new local government domestic, family and sexual violence prevention toolkit

The Department of Social Services via the Local Government Project Reference Committee is seeking nominations of local governments to participate in trials of the local government domestic, family and sexual violence prevention toolkit.

Local councils light up Twitter for national showcase

News Release: Local councils, their residents and local government stakeholders are set to light up Twitter in a 24-hour ‘tweet-a-thon’ showcasing the important and diverse work of local government across the country.
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