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NGA exhibition almost sold out

The majority of exhibition booths for the 2024 National General Assembly in Canberra are sold-out. However, there are still some last-minute sponsorship and exhibition opportunities 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+

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+

Be prepared for EOFY cyber attacks

Local governments and small businesses are reminded to be aware of cyber attacks, especially during the end of the financial year. The latest statistics show 43 per cent of cyber attacks target small businesses, and a single attack can cost an average of $46,000. However free and simple cyber security online training is now available. +


Policy Updates

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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Submission to National Adaptation Plan Issues Paper

ALGA has provided a submission to the Federal Government’s National Adaptation Plan Issues Paper. The submission makes a number of recommendations from the local government sector focusing on key role councils can play in adaptation for assets and services in local communities. ALGA highlighted that climate change has the potential to damage local government assets,+

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