When politics hurts council business

By Lilia Guan   Marrickville Council’s decision to back out of its support for the global boycott of Israeli goods has been welcomed by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).   The decision was passed on Wednesday night’s council meeting where councillors discussed a staff report outlining the implications of implementing the policy.   Mayor Fiona […]

Yasi turns catastrophic

By Lilia Guan   Tropical cyclone Yasi has been upgraded to category five by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).   The cyclone has been described by BOM as a “large and very powerful tropical cyclone that poses an extremely serious threat to life and property within the warning areas – especially between Cairns and Townsville”. […]

ALGA cautious about urban policy

Last week Capital City Lord Mayors confirmed the Federal Government planned to release a draft National Urban Policy by the end of this year.   The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) welcomed the announcement, with president Genia McCaffery stating that councils were “happy to play a greater role in the community”.   However, ALGA voiced […]


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