Standout achievers in local government have been recognised in the 2015 National Awards for Local Government.

The Northern Territory Government has put forth its latest budget, which includes a range of new funds for the local government sector.

Many Australian local government areas are calling out to be allowed to re-house refugees and asylum seekers in their towns.

The Federal Government has unveiled more than $10 million worth of new funding to help preserve Indigenous culture and keep Indigenous kids in school.

Angry Adelaide councils are considering leaving the Local Government Association of South Australia, as they believe they are not getting any benefit from their fees.

A Tasmanian Senate standing committee is reviewing a bill that gives landholders the right to refuse gas mining on their property.

Politicians and the agricultural industry are calling for the revival of a rebate scheme on water spending for drought-affected graziers.

The Hazelwood mine fire inquiry will be re-opened to investigate the chance that smoke from the blaze caused premature deaths.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton appears in a new video spruiking the Cambodian solution to asylum seekers, while one of his most vocal opponents accuses him of torture.

Big achievers in local government have been recognised in the 2015 National Awards for Local Government.

Time is running out to register motions for the big ALGA summit.

New research has highlighted some key themes for good local government leadership.

More than 200 senior local government figures are gathering in Brisbane to thrash out key issues affecting the financial sustainability of councils in Queensland.

One Tasmanian council is making bold moves to cut costs through renewable energy.

Mayors and councillors gathered this week to share their knowledge and progress on sustainable development around the Great Barrier Reef.

A team of twelve architecture students have travelled to the remote Indigenous communities of Areyonga and Amoonguna in the Northern Territory to build much-needed structures for the local communities.

The local government sector has slammed the Federal Government's decision to freeze the indexation of Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs).

Hobart City Council has voted in support of marriage equality, and called on the Federal Government to make it happen.

A local government leader in South Australia has been appointed to the state’s Development Assessment Commission (DAC).

Indigenous leader Noel Pearson wants a separate declaration of Aboriginal recognition as well as any changes to the Australian constitution.

A review of the former Queensland Government’s youth boot camp program has raised allegations of favouritism.

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