Lake to push constitutional reform at NPC

By Rob O'Brien The case for local government to be enshrined in the Australian constitution will be made when the president of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) addresses the National Press Club (NPC) next month. ALGA President Cr Geoff Lake will give his nationally televised address at the NPC in Canberra on March 31. […]

Royal visit reopens referendum debate

By Angela Dorizas Prince William’s visit to Australia has reopened the republican debate and put federal-state relations and local government reform back on the agenda. Attorney-General Robert McClelland told the Australian Financial Review that there were four potential questions to be put to voters in a referendum if Labor won the election this year. He […]

Adaptation key for local government

By Angela Dorizas   Local Government should pursue its key role in climate change adaptation despite the defeat of an emissions trading scheme in the Senate this week. Speaking ahead of the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) president, Geoff Lake, said local and federal government had formed a bond over the […]


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