Archived News for Professionals in Local Government - April, 2014
With women woefully underrepresented in local government nationwide, several councillors have begun to speak out about what it means to be often the only female in regional chambers.
A band of roaming metallurgists will visit some of Australia’s most remote schools, burning things, blowing them up and getting students excited about mineral science.
The Palmer United Party has matured from a political curiosity into a proper powerhouse, picking up new members and continuing to annoy the established factions.
Anti-gas protestors have been allowed temporary camping privileges at the site of their stand-off with Metgasco drills in New South Wales, but the local council says their time is up.
A shake-up in the wake of former NSW premier Barry O’Farrell’s resignation last week has left the state with a new Local Government Minister, and stimulated concern as to how he will manage broad council reforms.
State, federal and local government authorities have toured cyclone-hit regions of north Queensland in the wake of the weekend deluge, with funding packages announced and rolling-out for thousands of residents.