UK: Poll paints bleak future for local government

By Rob O'Brien Local government in the UK is facing severe job and spending cuts as the country heads towards a general election in May, according to a survey conducted by the BBC. The survey, sent to 150 chief executives of regional and urban councils, suggested a majority expected to make significant spending cuts over the […]

Conference to examine council investments

The inaugural Local Government Investment Conference has teed up seven top speakers to distill the lessons of the global financial crisis (GFC) and map out the fiscal future for Australia’s councils. Held on March 9 in Sydney, the Conference will be headlined by Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) chief executive John Ravlic. In a session […]

Job-hopping will survive the GFC

By Angela Dorizas The global financial crisis will lead to a shift in Generation Y’s behaviour at work, but it will not prevent further job-hopping, warns a leading expert on young employees. Generation Y’s tendency towards short tenure is almost certain to survive the global economic crisis, according to management consultant and author of Generation Y: Thriving […]

Local government seeks more federal funding

By Staff Writer   Commonwealth investment in local government will need to be increased as the country heads into recession, the Australian Local Government Association has said. Despite an investment of $800 million in local infrastructure and stimulus funding ALGA president Cr Geoff Lake said Commonwealth spending was well short of what was required. “There is a need, […]


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