Councils face national headcount

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski Australia’s burgeoning local government sector will get its first ever official statistical snapshot through an official council workforce census covering the whole of Australia. The Australian Centre of Excellence in Local Government (ACELG) will conduct the census on council numbers to better inform funding and resource allocation decisions at […]

LGAs uncertain on carbon tax impacts

Local government associations have mixed reactions to how the federal government’s carbon tax will affect the cost of landfill waste. Municipal Association of Victoria president, Bill McArthur said there remain many unanswered questions about how prices should be set, despite councils appreciated Australian Government support. No other sector had been asked to get out the […]


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