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Fact file: Managing flying foxes in Qld

Flying foxes don’t know their local government boundaries. That’s one of the key messages driving a renewed push by councils in Queensland calling on the State to recognise that flying-foxes travel large distances across multiple local government jurisdictions.

Qld container refund Scheme extended

The commencement of the Queensland Container Refund Scheme (CRS) has been pushed back until November 1 2018. Here's why.

Local councils can bring the world

The new MOU between the LGAQ and Trade and Investment Queensland comes at a time when local councils are receiving more and more attention from the top end of town regarding their key role in regional economic development.

Copyright myths exploded

Exchanging information is critical for councils. Here's the top five most common copyright myths busted.

No reprieve for communities

Murray Darling Basin Plan: Communities in south west Queensland are reeling from the Senate’s disallowance of a Government move to lessen the impact on irrigators.

South Burnett icon remembered

Former Murgon Shire Council chairman and South Burnett icon Bill Roberts has died at age 92.

One Week, three ROCs

Last week, three Regional Organisations of Councils (ROCs) met to discuss the critical issues impacting their regions.

The reef needs your council's help

The Great Barrier Reef; a $6.4 billion contributor to the national economy, is set to be highlighted and celebrated in 2018 as part of the International Year of the Reef (IYOR).

The fight to be heard

The Federal Government’s looming withdrawal from a vital remote Indigenous housing funding program has prompted the LGAQ to engage in a comprehensive and hard-fought campaign with its member councils.

Time for some fairness from Canberra

The events of this week demonstrate what happens when our federal parliamentarians become too absorbed in their own day-to-day political ambitions.

Grant reform needed for financial security

Grant funding for local governments must be reformed if councils are to achieve financial sustainability.

Renewable energy front and centre

At a forum held earlier this week, the Regional Area Planning and Development Board said their vision is to boost renewable energy and mitigate negative drought impacts.

MOU to boost trade and investment

The LGAQ and the Queensland State Government have signed a memorandum of understanding that formalises the agreement to work with councils to boost trade and investment.

Scaling a mountain of potential

This week we profile the city of Mt Isa; the town with a colourful history as a mining town now has its sights set on a diversified economy, with Mayor McCulloch at its helm.

An invitation to our Civic Leaders

Mayor, deputy mayor or chief executive? Join us in May on the Gold Coast for a closed door civic leadership event. Register now!

What are the hot local government topics for 2018?

Your LGAQ Policy Executive meets this week to set the agenda and discuss ongoing policy and legislative issues. Take a look at the papers and chat to your district representative about your local issues.

Craft a winning call to action in three steps

Digital communications officer Teresa Petzel shows us how to transform any copy into an engaging call to action.

Western Queensland research to help indigenous councils

The LGAQ will use preliminary results from USQ research in applications to support indigenous councils that suffer from poor connectivity.

More than books: libraries in Queensland have a bigger story to tell

Guest contributor Louise Denoon tells us why there are more to libraries than meets the eye.

LGAQ to appear at public hearing

LGAQ CEO Greg Hallam will explain how councils will be affected by GST changes when he appears at a Productivity Commission hearing next week
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