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Fire and forbearance

Over the past 12 months, our beautiful state has had to deal with fire, flood, drought and now more fire, each event close to unprecedented in severity and scope.

What do councils need to consider post bushfire?

The first intense rainfall post a bushfire catchments can cause a number of issues and impacts onto the drinking water quality. Actions should be considered as you enter the planning for recovery and potential impacts on water quality and supply.

Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments: draft report released

The LGAQ will be making a submission on the Productivity Commission's draft report and encourages members to provide comment by Wednesday, 2 October 2019.

Have your say on policy to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence

The Department of Justice and the Attorney General (DJAG) is seeking comment on the Government's interim response to the independent evaluation of the Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Policy (TAFV Policy).

Tax offset should not be abolished

The Productivity Commission’s recommendation that the zonal tax offset (ZTO) should be abolished is simply wrong.

Nothing to waste on data

If local government needed any more reminders of the importance of basing decisions on strong, reliable data there were plenty of them at last week’s Waste Forum in Brisbane.

LGx is a must-attend event for comms and marketing officers from councils of all sizes

See the fantastic program line-up, register for your spot and book your accommodation to secure your spot! November 11 and 12, Brisbane.

LGAQ Media Award deadline for entries extended

The entry deadline for the 2019 Bean Lockyer Ticehurst Award for Excellence in Regional Journalism, offering a cash prize of $15,000 has been extended to 20 September, 2019.

Waste management pulse check

Last week's Waste Forum was an extremely valuable two days for sharing information on this very topical agenda for local councils. The use of live surveying highlighted the need to address the current recycling crisis and the need to treat waste as a resource.

Spotlight on Barcoo

Barcoo Mayor Bruce Scott sees a bright future for the Shire.

A lobbying success story

As an example of political lobbying, the First Five Forever campaign ticked a lot of boxes.

Powering ahead with LG Sherlock

LG Sherlock launched its first module, ‘Energy Detective’ in February of this year.

To the heart of the west

The Outback can have a profound effect on all those who travel there

Apply now: Illegal Dumping Partnerships Program

Applications are now open for the Illegal Dumping Partnerships Program that provides $2 million in funding to councils over two years to monitor, act on and prevent illegal dumping activities.
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