$50m Emergency Response Fund boost | ALGA News 18 October 2019

President's column

This week I want to discuss poverty and drought, and the vital role Local Government plays in trying to reduce both. Local Government could say that scourges like poverty and drought are caused by external factors, for others to deal with, but should we? Anti-Poverty Week, which concludes tomorrow, is an annual assessment of the+

ALGA advocacy helps secure extra $50m disaster mitigation funding

Advocacy by the Australian Local Government Association and others has resulted in Labor and the Coalition agreeing to lift the Commonwealth’s proposed Emergency Response Fund to $200 million a year from $150m, with the extra funding dedicated to mitigation. ALGA’s consistent advocacy over several years on the need for targeted mitigation funding included a submission+

2019 Roads Congress Profiles – Infrastructure and funding local roads

How does a council respond when its roads funding budget is halved because of austerity measured imposed by a national government? Matthew Lugg OBE will explain what happened next when the United Kingdom-based expert speaks at the 2019 National Local Roads and Transport Congress which runs 18-20 November. “It is a great honour to be+

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