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"I love it when a plan comes together."

Just yesterday all five available meeting rooms on Level One as well as the Members Lounge had big groups of people in them.

Grand final fever serves up an IR metaphor we can't ignore

The new award is hardly a case of we came, we saw, we conquered. It’s more a case of an exhausted team on the footy field after hours of extra time realising the whistle has blown and trying to interpret in fairly quick time the score.

Feds call the shots, Queensland communities pay the price

Weekly column from Council Courier enewsletter by CEO Greg Hallam, Friday 26 September 2014 As if we didn't already know, this week confirmed it is Canberra not George St that truly...

Councils on the march towards Annual Conference

Nothing shows better how interesting and varied the world of local government is than the collection of motions to be debated at the LGAQ Annual Conference.

IR reforms reach a crescendo. We clarify our position.

IR reforms reach a crescendo. We clarify our position. Weekly column from Council Courier enewsletter by CEO Greg Hallam, Friday 12 September 2014 Industrial relations matters, more...

CEO turnover a hot topic

One of the areas of greatest concern for Queensland local government is the unprecedented turnover in CEOs post the 2012 election, the percentage of which all but mirrors the turnover in mayors at the poll.

A breakthrough on intolerable Roads to Recovery deadlock

Councils can now move on from what was an intolerable situation and have their Roads to Recovery grants paid for the 2014-15 financial year.

Urgent call for heightened action on disaster funding CEO Column 22 August 2014

Perhaps the biggest unresolved policy issue in local government in Queensland is the future of the all-important Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements, or NDRRA.

Remote roads in Richmond CEO Column 15 August 2014

President Margaret de Wit and a team of three LGAQ staff attended a specially convened Remote Roads forum in Richmond on Wednesday along with Transport and Main Roads Director-General Neil Scales, followed by two days of North Queensland Local Government Association Conference in the same town.

connect, innovate, achieve ceo column 8 august 2014

Connect, Innovate, Achieve Weekly column from Council Courier enewsletter by CEO Greg Hallam, Friday 8 August 2014 The LGAQ's credo is Connect .Innovate. Achieve. And the working week...

STATE BLUEPRINT, LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINGERPRINTS CEO COLUMN 1 AUGUST 2014

When he launched the final Queensland Plan at the LGAQ's Regional Economic Development conference in Hervey Bay yesterday, Premier Campbell Newman said...Weekly column from Council Courier enewsletter by CEO Greg Hallam, Friday 1 August 2014

From north to south in five days: CEO Column 25 July 2014

This week was one our President Margaret de Wit managed to quite literally cover the state from north to south in the space of five days...Weekly column from Council Courier enewsletter by CEO Greg Hallam, Friday 25 July 2014

Indigenous communities: councils lead the way CEO COLUMN 18 JULY 2014

Our Indigenous member councils have made some great achievements and progress over the past few years. Vibrant and energetic leaders have emerged to lead their communities into the future...Weekly column from Council Courier enewsletter by CEO Greg Hallam, Friday 18 July 2014

Listening to our members CEO Column 11 July 2014

Member Councils are at the core of the LGAQs operating model and over the past few years we have striven to personalise that relationship in a unique way. Every council is treated individually and in groupings of similar councils. There is no one size fits all model at LG House...Weekly column from Council Courier enewsletter by CEO Greg Hallam, Friday 11 July 2014

Disaster Funding Spearheads Qld local government policy agenda CEO Column 4 July 2014

If there was any better signal needed that the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the future of Natural Disaster funding would dominate the rest of 2014, it was the Commission's Monday meeting with councils here at Local Government House...Weekly column from Council Courier enewsletter by CEO Greg Hallam, Friday 4 July 2014

Think local, act regional CEO Column 27 June 2014

More than anything else, the settlement and subsequent economic growth of outback Queensland has depended on the availability of one resource: water...Weekly column from Council Courier enewsletter by General Manager - Advocacy Greg Hoffman, Friday 27 June 2014

Capital is calling: LGAQ in Canberra CEO COLUMN 20 June 2014

All roads led to Canberra this week, with the Australian Local Government Association National General Assembly and of course the...Weekly column from Council Courier enewsletter by CEO Greg Hallam, Friday 20 June 2014

SAME ENGINE, NEW TRAIN CEO COLUMN 13 JUNE 2014

The LGAQ's training offerings are an important part of our services to local government that can often slip under the radar....Weekly column from Council Courier enewsletter by CEO Greg Hallam, Friday 13 June 2014

A Good News Week CEO Column 6 June 2014

The original budget delivered on Tuesday had two big pluses for councils. First, the $500 million co-investment fund for councils. This is what the LGAQ had been publicly calling for....Weekly column from Council Courier enewsletter by CEO Greg Hallam, Friday 6 June 2014

On tap, but not on top CEO Column 30 May 2014

I was in the lift at work talking to one of our senior industrial relations staff Greg Newman. He said he was coming back from his third appearance before the QIRC... Weekly column from Council Courier enewsletter by CEO Greg Hallam, Friday 23 May 2014
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