Local government ministers sworn in

Catherine King is the new cabinet minister for local government, with former Bega Mayor Kristy McBain appointed to the outer ministry.

Councils look forward to life under Labor

Australia’s councils are looking forward to getting a seat at National Cabinet and more cash for roads and disasters following the election of a Labor government.

National corruption watchdog on election agenda

Labor has pledged to legislate for a “powerful, transparent and independent” National Anti-Corruption Commission with the powers of a standing Royal Commission by the end of the year if elected.

Don’t leave local communities behind

In the lead up to this year’s federal election Australia’s 537 councils are asking all parties to commit to partnerships that will support safer, healthier, and more prosperous communities.


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