Saying sorry at the birthplace of the Aboriginal flag
One of the ways Adelaide City Council is marking today’s National Sorry Day and the coming Reconciliation Week is by flying additional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags around the city.
The gesture is particularly fitting as the Aboriginal flag was first flown in Adelaide’s Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga when it was created in 1971.
Preventing family violence as a community
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government has today released three reports on the impact of family violence on the local community and how the system responds to this serious issue.
Stand for the mob
People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who are interested in Standing for the Mob at the local government elections are invited to come and yarn with Aboriginal Councillors from around NSW
Top 10 regional transport priorities named
Six Victorian municipalities in the Loddon Campaspe corridor have signed-up to a new strategy that prioritises key transport projects needed to drive future progress in the region.
Councils raise the rainbow flag
To show support for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), held annually on 17 May, councils across the country are hoisting rainbow flags above their buildings.
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Defibrillators for sportsgrounds
Blacktown City Council has become the first council in New South Wales to place a defibrillator in every sporting venue across the council area.
Encouraging young women in local government
The Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) Victorian chapter held its annual conference in April, broaching questions on how to best attract younger women to local government.
Hay bales go viral
The inaugural Blayney Hay Bale Art Challenge stoked creativity in the regional New South Wales area and attracted impressive exposure across the web.
Incubating social entrepreneurs
In an Australian first, Adelaide City Council is calling for entrepreneurial residents to join its Social Ventures Incubator Program.
Honouring Indigenous diggers
Mildura Rural City Council in Victoria has long been pushing for a war memorial to specifically honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander diggers, and it looks finally set to become a reality.
A journey in risk management
The City of Rockingham in Western Australia boasts a robust risk management system, but it wasn’t so easy to introduce.
New online system for suppliers
Mid-Western Regional Council in New South Wales has launched a new online procurement process, hoping to increase engagement with local businesses.
Adelaide City Welcomes You
Adelaide City Council is undertaking a pilot project with the Australian China Business Council (ACBC) to help city businesses become better prepared for growth in inbound Chinese tourists.
Local stories told online*
The City of Greater Bendigo, Victoria is encouraging residents and visitors to upload stories about their neighbourhoods to the new ‘My Local Neighbourhood’ feature on Community Compass.