NATIONAL CONGRESS & BUSINESS EXPO - REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
A fresh perspective on leadership for the local government of today and tomorrow
For the first time, LG Professionals Australia is pleased to announce that the Australasian Management Finals will be held in conjunction with the LG Professionals Australia National Congress & Business Expo in 2017.
The carefully curated program will combine two of local governments’ most anticipated annual events in the one city, providing a fresh perspective on leadership, both within and beyond the local government sector.
FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE CAMPAIGN
Thank you to those who took part in our campaign, to ensure the voices of people working in local government around Australia are heard in Canberra. LG Professionals Australia in unison with OurSay, created an online forum to gather and share suggestions from local government professionals on what practitioners need to be effective, and what the focus should be. We will take the top questions and ideas to Canberra, direct to the Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Fiona Nash.
NEW MoU WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT, SEOUL
The excellent relationship between LG Professionals Australia and Seoul Metropolitan Government continues with a renewed Memorandum of Understanding. The MoU is designed to facilitate the placement of a South Korean local government professional within our organisation in Australia.
NEW MoU WITH TIMOR-LESTE
A new MoU has been signed with the Government of Timor-Leste. A delegation from LG Professionals Australia recently returned from East Timor, which has also recently adopted a new Dili Declaration, LG Professionals Australia is a signatory to the Declaration - the culmination in what was a successful visit aimed at furthering the establishment of local government.
INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE ANNOUNCED
LG Professionals Australia is thrilled to announce the Australian and US recipients of local government’s most valuable scholarship: Anneka Ferguson, Acting Manager of Community & Economic Development, Dorset Council, TAS and Marie Peoples from Coconino County, Arizona. We received 25 high-calibre applications, so this really is an impressive achievement. Congratulations Anneka and Marie!
We will introduce Anneka to the wider community shortly, in the meantime, you can see the profile story on Marie, who will be coming to Australia in May 2017.
INDIGENOUS TEAM SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS OFF TO THE CHALLENGE
LG Professionals Australia offers an annual scholarship to sponsor an Indigenous team to participate in the Rural Management Challenge, investing in the development of Australian Indigenous people working in local government.
We are pleased to announce that this year the Tablelands Regional Council will host the Northern Rural Management Challenge and among the participants will be an Indigenous team from the remote Mornington Shire!
TRANSFORMING LOCAL GOVERNMENT - RESEARCH
LG Professionals Australia and the University of Canberra's Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis have joined forces to produce Australia in a Century of Transformative Governance: A Federation for Communities and Places. The research paper was undertaken in an effort to understand the challenges and the opportunities facing the sector, and to dispel some myths about local government along the way, LG Professionals Australia commissioned the research to provide a technical, non-partisan perspective on the value proposition for local government in the future of Australian governance.
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