Injured veterans guaranteed discount council rates

By Staff Writer The New South Wales Government has announced that it will protect the entitlement of seriously injured war veterans to a concession on council rates. Local Government Minister Barbara Perry said new State Government regulation would protect the rights of service men and women to receive a concession. “We want to ensure that hardworking NSW […]

FEATURE: Dear Prudence

Since the 2008 Cole Inquiry into faulty council investments a new financial conservatism has taken over local government. But the pressure is already on to find more high-returning investment opportunities, writes David Chaplin. Chris Russell has a clear recollection of the day Grange Securities tanked in South Australia. Facing down the crowd a few years […]

Fraser Coast soothes the growing pains

“Where we thought there would be a slowdown, it just hasn’t happened.” Mayor of Fraser Coast Regional Council, Mick Kruger. Image: Peter Lik, Tourism Queensland. By Jo Cooper As the economic downturn slows development across the nation, Queensland’s Fraser Coast – which includes the cities of Hervey Bay and Maryborough – appears to be bucking […]

Federal Court hears Lehamn Bros appeal

By Staff Writer Failed investment bank Lehman Brothers Australia will appeal against the Federal Court’s decision to allow a former council client to access the company’s insurance policies. The matter will be heard before three judges in the Federal Court today. Last week the court ruled that Wingiecarribee Shire Council was entitled to access the insurance policies of […]


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