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President's Update - 17 June 2024

Local government inquiry update We look forward to presenting to Parliament’s inquiry into local government sustainability after recently lodging our evidence-based submission. This inquiry is a valuable opportunity to outline the value and services we are delivering in our communities and highlight the funding reforms our sector needs to be sustainable. I encourage you to+

NGA exhibition sold out

The exhibition booths for the 2024 National General Assembly in Canberra are sold-out. However, there are still some last-minute sponsorship opportunities still available, including for the new listening sessions – so don’t miss your chance to be there. Held at the National Convention Centre, the NGA is an opportunity for local government service providers to+

Extreme space weather

On behalf of Australia’s councils, ALGA attended a special exercise from 22-23 May in Adelaide to prepare for an extreme space weather event. Hosted by the Australian Government, Exercise Aurora 2024 was developed to allow Australia – and local governments – to plan for future space weather events, such as a geomagnetic storm that occurred+


Policy Updates

Submission for shutdown of 3G mobile network

ALGA has provided a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport’s inquiry into the shutdown of Australia’s 3G mobile network. The submission highlighted many councils located outside of metropolitan areas or urban centres and are faced with the challenges of living further away from key infrastructure, economic opportunities, and+

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Submission to Landfill Gas Method Options Paper

ALGA has provided a submission to the Reform Options paper for the Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) Scheme Landfill Gas Methods 2024. The submission said councils are at the forefront of dealing with climate change impacts and are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ALGA also said for the ACCU Scheme to be effective, it+

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