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Urban development at a ‘critical juncture’

Australia needs a national plan for the growth of cities and regions overseen by a minister, national chief planner and a new COAG council, parliamentary committee says.

New gender council has local government in its sights

Independent body set to partner with councils to help get more women into elected and executive roles.

Waste, recycling solutions on show

Local government professionals will join with waste and recycling experts and specialists at an upcoming major event to discuss technologies and innovation. 

Praise for state energy provider’s social procurement

Western Australia’s largest energy provider has announced it will provide employment to 70 workers living with a disability.

Australian urban transport ‘an unfolding disaster’

The botched way governments plan and deliver major infrastructure is contributing to other policy dilemmas like housing affordability and social mobility.

Next federal election will be fought ‘on local issues,’ say councils

Partnerships with local governments and an overhaul of funding are among 12 ways parties can deliver for local communities, according to a new campaign. 

Aged care ‘in urgent need of reform’

The role and responsibilities of all three levels of government in aged care will come into focus as the Commonwealth announces a Royal Commission.





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