The Tasmanian Government is calling for public submissions on a new issues paper that examines climate change adaptation measures in the state.

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is calling for public submissions for its review into local government red tape.

A comparative study of representative governance arrangements for local governments across Australia is being undertaken by the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government and the Victorian Local Governance Association.

The consultation process is open for the revised Victorian Local Government Draft Best Practice Procurement Guidelines.

An independent advisory committee has been appointed by the Victorian Government to assist in delivering an "effective, transparent and simple" development contribution system across the state.

The New South Wales Auditor-General has released a report calling for better oversight and scrutiny of the State’s local councils.

Three Australian Councils have won a Federal Court challenge that ruled that Lehman Brothers Australia, now in liquidation, was liable for millions lost in complex financial derivatives investments, known as collatoralised debt obligations (CDOs).

Queensland Deputy Premier and Minister for Reconstruction Jeff Seeney announced today the Queensland Government would extend the term of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) until June 2014. 

The Queensland Government has announced the latest round of funding recipients under the Cyclone and Flood Warning Subsidies.

The Federal Government has announced the signing of a regional development agreement over the regional development of the Upper Spencer Gulf in South Australia.

2,004 candidates have enrolled for Victoria’s 2012 council elections, recording a four per cent increase over the previous 2008 elections.

The Victorian Minister for Local Government, Jeanette Powell, has called for local government chief executives and senior officers to ‘embrace professional development programs’ to help address growing challenges in the sector.

The Federal Government has introduced a bill aimed at assisting in delivering economic, social and environmental outcomes for the Murray Darling Basin.

The Australian Centre for Excellence in Local Government (ACELG) has published the first piece of significant research investigating what makes for a successful Mayor-CEO relationship in Australian local government.

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has called on the Federal Government to establish a Parliamentary Committee to progress the process towards local government recognition in the Constitution.

More must be done to better manage Australia’s coastal environment in the face of increasing severe climate events, according to a new book compiled by a number of the country’s top researchers.

Nominations for local government elections are now open in Victoria, with the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) encouraging all those interested in serving their communities to stand as a candidate.

The Queensland Government ahs announced that some communities that have not yet implemented water fluoridation will have an opportunity to apply for exemption.

The Victorian Government has opened applications for this year's Local Government Youth Inclusion Grants, calling on regional and rural councils to apply to share in $270,000.

The Queensland Government has opened more than $33.5 million in new funding for local government bodies in the state to help build essential infrastructure and implement flood commission recommednations.

The Queensland Government has announced plans to streamline and improve the efficiency of the state’s planning and development system.

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