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‘Parliament of the People’

In his Presidential address at the 3rd National General Assembly of Local Government, David Plumridge welcomed some 700 delegates, representing Councils across the...

A just and tolerant society

"Our communities are under threat when our diverse and multicultural society is subjected to narrow bigotry which divides our citizens," said David Plumridge,...

Dispelling the ‘truths’

Professor Don Aitkin, Vice Chancellor at the University of Canberra, presented the keynote address. Speaking on the topic, 'Local Government and the future...

What the politicians said

Opposition Leader, Kim Beazley Referring to the General Assembly as the largest representative governmental body in Australia, Kim Beazley said that in...

Best practice exchange

Various examples of Councils working to achieve best practice in national Local Government issues were presented during the Assembly in concurrent workshops. ...

Local communities 2010

In opening the Municipal Association of Victoria's 117th Annual Session, President Cr Noel Bates said that anyone who believes that the Victorian Local...

Finding local leaders

In recognising that the local community often possesses a wealth of untapped talent, Nillumbik Shire Council in Victoria has launched a program designed...

Editorial

In producing FOCUS, we endeavour to have contact with as many Councils around the country as possible. Whether we are covering a story...

Melbourne – A City for the arts

With the recent launch of the City for the Arts action plan by Lord Mayor Ivan Deveson, Melbourne City Council has reaffirmed and...

Benchmarking best practice in the arts

For most Councils, while the arts are recognised as part of Local Government's responsibilities, they are rarely treated as central to day to...

Resource sharing moves up a notch

Kentish and Latrobe Councils in north west Tasmania are taking resource sharing very seriously. Serving a combined population of around 12,000 people, the...

Community approach to building the future

Like many regional areas, Corangamite Shire in South West Victoria is concerned about its future. This includes protecting its natural beauty and tourist...

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Resource Recovery Park

The City of Cockburn will transform Henderson Waste Recovery Park into a Resource Recovery Precinct as part of a sustainable long-term waste management strategy...

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