Plan Melbourne’s governance under fire

By Julian Bajkowski A controversial move by Victoria’s Napthine government to have an appointed board run a new statutory state agency tasked with helping to coordinate urban renewal so that another two million will eventually live in Melbourne has drawn a sharp and immediate response from the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA). The group that […]

Vic councils probe developer donations and bad candidate conduct

By Julian Bajkowski Convenors of a post mortem into Victoria’s fractious local government elections of 2012 have issued a challenge to the state’s councillors and candidates to frankly vent their views on what has to change to avoid a repeat of poor voter turnout and bad behaviour on the hustings. The Victorian Local Governance Association […]

LGSA accelerates social media push

By Paul Hemsley The Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales (LGSA) has become the latest local government peak body to launch a Twitter account as part of its website redesign and relaunch. The LGSA has joined the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), the Victorian Local Governance Association […]


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