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CEO column: Silver linings out west

Another HUGE week as I pen this column from the Western Queensland Local Government Conference in Emerald.

Quick read: new legislation

This week, Queensland Parliament passed two pieces of legislation with dismissal and suspension powers that go beyond what the CCC recommended in the Operation Belcarra report.

LGAQ adopts policy initiatives to restore confidence in local councils

Opinion piece by Greg Hallam, CEO published in the Courier Mail, 17 May 2018.

Now open: Round 2 Smart Cities and Suburbs Program

Councils are encouraged to apply for for Round Two of the Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, which commits $22 million to support local governments to solve local problems.

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.

Farewelling a pioneer

The Local Government Association of Queensland has paid tribute to former LGAQ President Noel Playford AM following the announcement of his retirement as Chair of Local Government Mutual Services (LGMS).

The rise and rise of shared services

In 2018, the local government sector continues to explore new ways to share and improve on the success of these insurance schemes as a new age of local government dawns.

Visitors in focus: Cr Jo McNally

A recent visitor to Local Government House, Councillor Jo McNally spoke to us about why protecting the land is so important.
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