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  • Perfect WorkCover score
    WorkCover auditors have given Lake Macquarie City Council what they believe to be an unprecedented perfect score on its most recent workplace health and safety audit.
  • Local Government National Awards*
    The 2015 National Awards for Local Government (the Awards) are well underway and submissions are being accepted until 27 February 2015.
  • Future Directions - City of Darwin
    City of Darwin is on a journey to map and grow our constructive work culture.
  • Young leaders appointed
    Nine young people from the Southern Downs have been appointed to the Southern Downs Young Leaders Program and are looking forward to bringing exciting initiatives to the region as well as tackling youth issues.
  • Calls for community to support jobseekers
    Greater Bendigo City Council Mayor Peter Cox is calling on the community to support jobseekers into employment.
  • Digital future with paid parking app
    The City of Gold Coast continues to lead the digital way with the introduction of world-class pay-by-app parking technology.
  • Commitment to prevention of family violence
    Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has formally committed to the prevention of family violence across the peninsula and is developing a three-year prevention implementation plan as part of a broader Community Harm Prevention Strategy.
  • Trainees celebrate final step
    Sixteen trainees celebrated the completion of their certificates with Isaac Regional Council last year.
  • Work inspirations for students
    For three days in September, Wodonga Council was the new workplace for 25 local Year 10 students.
  • Council sponsors student to experience rural life
    In February 2014, Tenterfield Shire Council resolved to participate in the Bush Bursary/Country Women’s Association Scholarship Scheme, which allows a medical student to spend two weeks of rural placement in a Council area.
  • Traineeships demonstrate reconciliation in action
    Malcolm Saunderson is a 19-year-old Kurnai Gunai man from Victoria who says his three-year traineeship with Lismore City Council has set him up for life.
  • National awards for public participation
    The City of Greater Geraldton has won three major awards at the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Australasia’s 2014 Core Values Awards ceremony in Sydney for Australasian ‘Project of the Year’, ‘Best Planning Project’ in Australasia and ‘Best Research Project’ in Australasia.
  • Fighting the rural brain drain
    The City of Mount Gambier is showing the way to providing career pathways and opportunities for local young people.
  • Grants to help neighbours get together
    Brimbank City Council is encouraging residents to get to know their neighbours by offering grants for activities that will bring people together on annual Neighbour Day on Sunday 29 March.
  • The power of a not-for-profit*
    Accounting, financial planning, mortgage broking, insurance, personal loans and wills are some of the services that the Australian Public Service Benevolent Society (APS Benefits) offers its members.
  • Safety awareness and loud sirens
    Police officers and firemen have entertained and inspired children aged three to eight years old at the City of Melville’s annual Safety and Sirens event.
  • Stepping into the world of directorship
    The Queensland Central Highlands’ peak non-profit organisations have come together to better understand the legal, financial and ethical responsibilities of company directorship and contemporary corporate governance.
  • Road maintenance critical challenge*
    Australia relies on road transport more than any other nation in the world, on a per capita basis.
  • Australias economic and workforce powerhouse*
    The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG), based at the University of Technology Sydney, is launching Australia’s first, extensive profile of the local government workforce.
  • Businesses asked to Keep It Clear!
    Wollongong City Council is asking all business owners and retailers to help provide easy access for all people through the Keep It Clear campaign.
  • Maddocks Local Government Young Planner Award
    Janine Speedy, Strategic Planner at Moonee Valley City Council, has been awarded the Maddocks Local Government Young Planner Award for 2014.
  • Casserole Club connecting the community
    The City of Boroondara is recruiting cooks and diners to take part in Casserole Club, an innovative meals sharing pilot program that originated in the United Kingdom.
  • New face for local youth services
    The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has welcomed Margaret River Senior High School graduate Molly Ryan into the role of Community Development Trainee, a bursary position awarded to a local young person every 12 months.
  • Council backs jobs strategy
    Orange City Council has endorsed a new strategy aimed at creating jobs in the Orange region.