President's column

I was so humbled to attend last week’s Jobs Summit to represent all of you – 200,000 Australians working in our 537 local governments in more than 400 occupations. Contrary to popular opinion, our local government workforce looks a little like me – a majority of women, on average slightly younger than the average Australian+

2022 National Local Roads and Transport Congress

Registrations are now open for the 2022 National Local Roads and Transport Congress, to be held in Hobart Tasmania from 2-3 November. This year’s event will focus on how local government can help address Australia’s transport productivity challenges and the road safety crisis on our local roads, while building sustainable and resilient infrastructure. The Congress will+

Our Watch

Working with its member Associations and Our Watch, ALGA has helped produce two webinars for councils to support them to prevent violence against women in their communities. One of these webinars has been developed primarily for elected members, while the other is targeted towards local government staff. These webinars support a local government toolkit which+

Infrastructure Australia Review

ALGA has called for local government infrastructure to be included in Infrastructure Australia’s remit moving forward, through an independent review into this body. ALGA’s submission highlights the key role councils play planning, building and maintaining the roads and facilities that communities rely on every day, as well as the ongoing challenges councils are facing maintaining+

Jobs and skills crisis in local government

Around nine in ten Australian councils are now experiencing skill shortages – an increase of 30% from just four years ago – and two thirds of councils have had local projects impacted or delayed as a result. ALGA President Linda Scott said there are a range of factors that are making it increasingly harder for+

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