Latest Edition - July 2014

  • Bring Back Financial Assistance GrantsAlmost 900 delegates from councils across Australia came together in Canberra for the National General Assembly of Local Government (NGA), supporting an urgent motion to highlight the impact the Federal Budget’s removal of Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) will have on their communities. » read more
  • EditorialThis year was the first National General Assembly this journalist has attended, and I was overwhelmed by the excitement and enthusiasm that I witnessed. » read more
  • National leadership on affordable housingLocal councils from around Australia have united to call for a national policy on affordable housing. » read more
  • Music, pubs and universities - The Good Oil by Rod BrownMy wife and I headed to the Sunshine Coast for the June long weekend. The communities of Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Caloundra were roughly as I remember them – good quality restaurants, accommodation, gardens, marine infrastructure, paths, walking trails and signage. A very desirable place.
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