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New Ministry sworn in

19th September 2013

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The 44th Ministry was sworn into office by the Governor General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, at Government House on Wednesday 18 September 2013. Under the...

New Ministry announced

16th September 2013

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The Prime Minister elect has today announced the new Ministry, including the Hon Warren Truss MP as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. Mr Jamie Briggs MP...

Constitutional Recognition of Local Government

Referendum on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government

22nd May 2013

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The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, recently announced a referendum on financial recognition of local government will be held at the same time as the federal election in September 2013. At present,...

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Local governments big and small win awards

12th April 2013

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Each year local governments, big and small, are recognised for finding new ways to deliver services and develop creative local solutions to the particular issues facing their community. This year 16...

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Time to reward small business

30th January 2013

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Small business owners across Australia have just over three weeks for the chance to capture the limelight by nominating for the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. Now in their 15th year, the...

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2013 National Awards for Local Government: entries close 15 February

3rd January 2013

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Local councils across Australia have until 15 February to submit their entries to the prestigious 2013 National Awards for Local Government (NALG). The awards recognise and highlight some of the...

Energy efficiency help for low income households

21st December 2012

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Low income households will receive assistance to become more energy efficient following the announcement this week of $39.8 million funding in the first round of the Low Income Energy Efficiency...

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Check out new regional data on myregion

5th December 2012

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Data on school completion, labour force participation, family income, unincorporated business income and building approvals in Australia’s regions is now available on the myregion website. Tailored...

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Winning design for national capital on tour

4th December 2012

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Melbourne locals and visitors alike have an opportunity to get to know the fascinating story of the international competition to design our nation’s capital. The exhibition Grand Visions - Centenary...

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Landmark local government census starts today

30th November 2012

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A national census of all 565 local government councils starts today, coordinated by the Australian Centre for Excellence in Local Government (ACELG). Closing on 21 December 2012, the Australian Local...


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