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Councils will not tolerate major voting changes being forced on the community

Local councils have expressed deep concern about the Palaszczuk Government’s reported plans to introduce compulsory preferential voting into local government elections in Queensland.


From 1 March 2019, the Act will change and some of the major changes will affect councils in their role as units of public administration (UPAs). SEE factsheets on new definitions and record-keeping requirements.

LGAQ big data takes shape

This week was all about Big Data and our analytics team, LG Sherlock. We are deadly serious about implementing the highest standards around the use of data and building trust with the broader community.

Toowoomba calls for fair share

Toowoomba Regional Council is backing a campaign to increase the Financial Assistance Grants.


This week's Assembly of Queensland’s Regional Organisations of Councils (ROCs) reaffirms the pressing need for Federal Financial Assistance Grants

Data ethics committee to advise local government sector

A special ethics committee of experts has been established to advise the local government sector on the management and use of data by Queensland’s 77 councils.


Provide your input for the LGAQ submission on the Draft Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy, needed by Wednesday 27 March, 2019.

Councils call for a better approach to dealing with drought

The deluge in the north has not meant an end to the drought in much of Qld.

Councils welcome new integrity guidelines

New guidelines on managing conflicts of interest in local government will help provide councillors with a clearer picture on what is expected of them in wake of integrity reforms.
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