Archived News for Professionals in Local Government - July, 2015
Councils Australia-wide submitted more than 100 examples of ailing community infrastructure in need of help in the first week after a call-out from the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).
The CFMEU has emerged as a surprise backer of the Labor Party’s 50 per cent renewable energy target, but their support is contingent on unprecedented assistance for workers.
Local research engineers have developed a flotilla of robot boats to monitor the effects of major weather events and provide early warning on potential environmental disasters.
The Civil Contractors Federation (CFF) says private contractors in South Australia are missing out on vital construction work because it keeps going to local government workers.
Australian Local Government Association President Troy Pickard wants councils to nominate community infrastructure renewal projects to be included in ALGA's 2016 Federal election strategy.
Victoria’s Greater Shepparton Council has voted to support marriage equality, after Mayor Dennis Patterson stepped in to reverse a council decision from just three months ago.
Winton Shire Council in western Queensland has made progress on its plan to build a $3.5 million geothermal facility to use the heat from artesian water as an energy source.
News South Wales Premier Mike Baird has made his pitch in the much-awaited yet much-avoided GST conversation, arguing the rate should be increased to 15 per cent to pay for better healthcare.
Two NSW councils are trying out a skill-sharing arrangement, with City of Ryde Group Manager Environment and Planning Dominic Johnson taking up a three-month secondment with Willoughby Council.
Rowena Allen has been appointed Victoria’s first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, and is set to champion the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) Victorians within the Government.