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QLD Container Refund Scheme: the facts, myths and challenges

The Container Refund Scheme (CRS) and a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags is set to commence on July 1, 2018. So what does it mean for councils?

Filling the data lake

Local communities remain of the view their council is there for the basics. What if the basics consisted of roads, rates, rubbish and… data?

Feeling the pinch

Our resident data dude breaks down what the stats tell us about current household costs and incomes.

What you need to make great videos

Want to make great video content to engage your community? Look no further than this guide - with solutions for every budget.

A bite out of Banana

There's a lot to uncover in the dynamic Shire of Banana (and there isn't a single banana tree in sight).

Palaszczuk Government announces new cabinet

After claiming a Labor victory in the Queensland State Election the Premier has wasted no time in reshuffling her cabinet. Here's the rundown.

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.

Councils congratulate incoming Palaszczuk Government

Mayor Jamieson said the LGAQ’s top priorities for the new Government were ensuring the State was in a good position to deal with any natural disasters over the summer and pursuing the policy proposals outlined in its 10 Point Election Plan.

Getting ready for summer

Manager Disaster management advisory services manager Mike Lollback gives us an outlook for the summer ahead. 

Local Government and Housing Project: survey

Part of a 3 year major research project searching for new policy solutions in housing and the formation of housing policies and programs.

Digital economy a mixed bag

The latest LGAQ Digital Productivity Report on how well local councils are taking up new opportunities presented by the shift to a digital economy is a mixed bag.

Early bird special! Accredited training courses

Enrol early and benefit from the huge cost reductions in our range of nationally recognised qualifications in 2018.

The young guns of local government

They’re young, they’re passionate and they’re a strong voice for their communities: local government’s growing cohort of young councillors is proving age is just a number.

A Merry Queensland Christmas

Across the state Queensland councils and communities are ringing in the festive season and the new year with a host of events and celebrations. Here’s a selection.
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