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LGAQ donates $20,000 to drought appeal

The Local Government Association of Queensland will donate $20,000 to the Queensland Drought Appeal to help ensure local communities remain resilient in the face of ongoing drought.

Cairns summit to discuss cities of the future

Leaders from local government and technology entrepreneurs are gathering in Cairns for the Future Cities, Smart Communities Summit

Good move on short-term letting

These reforms are required so we can more accurately monitor the availability of rental accommodation stock, decreased housing affordability and negative impacts on local communities.

Statement from LGAQ President Mark Jamieson on Ipswich City Council

The Local Government’s Minister’s decision to proceed with the dismissal of Ipswich City Council is profoundly regrettable if understandable.

Councils need to drive reform in indigenous communities

Queensland’s democratically-elected indigenous councils need to be at the centre of decision-making in any reforms to the delivery of services to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities

LGAQ welcomes new start date for Container Refund Scheme

We have learned from interstate experiences that rushing the roll-out would considerably impact local government and industry

Queensland State Budget a good start for councils

Some hits, some misses: the Budget contains critical commitment to help ensure Queensland councils continue to provide the services and infrastructure their communities need.

Qld councils reject proposed levy on household waste

Another grave concern for local government is the lack of commitment to ensure the levy is returned to where it’s needed most.

LGAQ welcomes major boost to Queensland's disaster fund

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has applauded the State Government’s announcement this week to commit $38 million to strengthen communities’ disaster resilience.

LGAQ condemns call for council commission as sheer madness

The LGAQ is calling on the State Government to rethink the proposal before going down this disastrous path.

Hundreds of jobs will be scrapped without indigenous housing funds

The Commonwealth Government’s own independent review into the issue has recommended long-term Federal support.

More transparency needed 'Beyond Belcarra'

Councils are determined to be leaders in transparency and accountability to guarantee public confidence and trust.

Queensland councils vote for zero waste to landfill by 2028

We support the State Government’s recent commitment to consider zero waste and waste to energy strategies. Our aim is to eventually close landfills altogether.

Queensland to act now on waste

The Palaszczuk Government has today announced that they will work together with councils and industry on a zero-waste future.

On National Close The Gap Day, an open letter to the Prime Minister

Today on National Close the Gap Day, the Local Government Association of Queensland pays its respects to our great country’s first Peoples.

Lord Mayors stance on employee pay increase the right thing to do

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Brisbane City Council deserve congratulations for their decision to go ahead and award employees a pay increase in defiance of moves by a small number of unions to delay the process, according to the Local Government Association of Queensland.

Welcome role for integrity commissioner

Councillors and mayors will benefit from this valuable policy change by the Government - a change the Association had been pushing for more than a decade.

LGAQ Board plots strategy for local government sector

LGAQ President Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said part of the Board’s job is to ensure the association’s activities reinforce the role that local government holds as the government closest to the community.

Prime Minister must not walk away from indigenous housing

"We are not going to stand by and watch Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull walk away from a program that is so fundamental to the future of indigenous communities in Queensland," CEO Greg Hallam.

Treasurer appointment works for councils

Queensland councils have welcomed news that Deputy Premier Jackie Trad will step into the role of Treasurer as part of a Palaszczuk cabinet reshuffle.
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