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|Editions > 2007 > February||Friday May 24, 2013 - Melbourne Time: 16:23:31|
QLD's LAMP program shines light on multicultural issues
On Australia Day, Councils and communities large and small once again celebrated in various ways their pride in our nation. An important part of most celebrations is the opportunity for our newer, and in some cases not so new, residents taking the step to become Australian citizens.
In each edition we feature the views of a Local Government Association President. The following is from Councillor Bill Mitchell, President of the Western Australian Local Government Association.
On 7 December 2006, the Attorney-General announced four amendments to the Native Title Act. The Amendments focus on creating a more effective process for everyone in the Native Title system, and are deemed to support the wide intent of Native Title.
The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), has awarded Sutherland Shire Council Milestone 4 for its community water conservation. This follows Council being the first Local Government in Australia to receive Milestone 4 for its corporate water saving initiatives in 2005.
The City of Brimbank's Keilor Public Golf course has remained open for 18 holes of golf through the summer. Located in Melbourne's western suburbs, Keilor, like most courses around the country, needed to address the drought and has done so by totally resurfacing its 18 holes.
The Good Oil *By Rod Brown
City of Salisbury's City Manager, Stephen Hains, said development figures recently released by the City reconfirm that Salisbury's level of investment is leading South Australia.
High school students in the Shire of Gingin are addressing youth issues through a Student Council initiative.
Engaging young people through film
The 2007 Local Government Managers Australia National Congress offers the best of the best from within and outside of Local Government. Informative presentations are delivered through keynote sessions by prominent leaders addressing the theme "Power and the Passion - the Power to make a difference. The Passion to Lead".
Councillor Profiles is a regular feature. This month we feature two Councillors from Tasmania.
At the 2006 National General Assembly in Canberra, we invited delegates to share their Council's projects and initiatives to win a full page feature in FOCUS. This month we feature Wellington Shire Council, Victoria.
Kwinana's Indigenous cultural tours promote community harmony
Cowra community supports local family
On 26 January, Local Governments around the nation celebrated Australia Day with festivals, entertainment and citizenship ceremonies.
The City of Sydney's popular Oxford Street precinct will become safer for the thousands of people who visit every weekend to dine, shop and visit pubs and clubs.
Mark your diaries for 16 & 17 May 2007
Six Councils in the southern and western region of Adelaide have come together to develop a Regional Waste Management Strategy and Plan.
Local leisure membership promotes good health for staff
Together with human resource consultants, Chandler Macleod, Mackay City Council has developed and successfully trialled a working model of an online induction program for the entertainment industry, via its Mackay Entertainment Centre.
In Public Works Engineering, we often see reference to 'change' and 'new directions' in conference themes, but it is not always clear why. The Public Works profession is a dynamic work environment where the three spheres of Australian government and our communities, can impact on service delivery with a phone call, the stroke of a pen, a resolution, new legislation or the next 'great idea'.
At its inaugural User Conference on Queensland's Gold Coast last October, Brisbane based Human Resource Management provider, Aurion, previewed upcoming changes and enhancements to its Version 10.
Project Connect boosts women's leadership role figures
The Greater Bendigo City Council has agreed to sell a central site for the establishment of a Federal Government backed Australian Technical College.
Future Directions is a regular feature. This month we interviewed Max Roberts, Risk and Safety Management Officer, Huon Valley Council, Tasmania.
Local students assist Council with OH&S solutions
A survey commissioned last year by the New South Wales Department of Local Government found that planning was the greatest area of skills shortage among Councils.
When Goulburn Mulwaree Council began updating its technology systems in 2005, it made an important decision to concentrate on the contributions that staff could make to the process, in addition to the capacity of the software and its price.
Essential Fire Safety Measures are any measures, including items of equipment, forms of construction or fire safety strategies that are implemented in a building to ensure the safety of persons using the building in the event of fire.
About 38,000 students have been studying by distance with TAFE NSW - Open Training and Education Network (OTEN) without having to find the time to attend formal classes. OTEN offers an extensive range of courses/qualifications for updating skills for careers, a change in career or for trying out a new direction in life.
Improve your corporate image with the Corporate Profile His and Hers collection. It's a completely coordinated range of corporate shirts, polos, office wear and safety clothing, with many different styles in various colour combinations.
From modest beginnings in 1989, ESP - Environmental & Safety Professionals has grown to become a leading consultant in the environmental, occupational health and safety, training and hazardous material fields. To compliment and extend these services the parent company, Enviro-Net Australia, recently acquired The Safety Business, with both companies operating out of the same offices.
Light commits to slip, slop, slap
By Kerry Fallon Horgan*
With the appointment of a new General Manager in December 2005, Coffs Harbour City Council reviewed its vision and identified the creation of youth employment opportunities as a key area to be developed.
The UK Experience by Malcolm Morley*
Being employed in the public sector, all Local Government employees are eligible to join APS Benefits. Contractors to members of the public service are also eligible. Once you have joined APS Benefits, relatives can also become members.
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Message from the Minister
The Australian Government has released the list of 86 projects to be funded under its AusLink Strategic Regional Programme. The funding will help improve many regional road links to the AusLink National Land Transport Network and fulfil one of the AusLink objectives of a holistic solution to Australia's transport needs, involving all levels of government.
AusLink-the National Transport Plan - is transforming the way governments at all levels plan, fund and deliver major road and rail systems infrastructure. After increasing its funding assistance to Local Government 70 per cent since 1996, the Australian Government has begun forging a new partnership with Councils to rebuild transport infrastructure supporting our city and regional economies.
Remote communities take up healthy challenge
Extraordinary efforts of Councils celebrated at Presentation Dinner
Sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Goulburn in New South Wales has been hit hard by the current drought; the water levels in local dams were as low as ten per cent of capacity in 2005. Strict water restrictions have been in place for eight years, with level five restrictions now meaning all outdoor use of town water is banned.
On 12 December 2006 the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, the Hon Mark Vaile MP, released the Airport Development Consultation Guidelines, which set out the Government's expectations regarding community and other consultation surrounding development at Australia's 22 leased federal airports.
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