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Local Government Sets Gender Target

The national professional association for local government officers has set an ambitious gender target for the sector ahead of International Women’s Day.


Victoria MacKirdy Appointed Local Government Peak Body President

Victoria MacKirdy GAICD has been appointed National President of the peak body representing local government workers in Australia, Local Government Professionals Australia.

Women In Local Government Receive Federal COVID Support

The peak body for local government officers will receive a share of $1.8 million in Commonwealth Government funding to support women’s economic security in the local government workforce during the COVID-19 recovery.

Local Government Welcomes Billion Dollar Stimulus Boost

The peak body for local government officers has welcomed today’s Commonwealth Government announcement of a major local stimulus package.


Local Government Calls For National Leadership On Waste Export Ban

The peak body for local government officers has called for significant Commonwealth investment in the recycling industry as a potentially disruptive ban on waste exports looms.

Local Government Sector Appeals to Feds for Support Against Cyber Threats

The peak body for local government officers has reached out to the Australian Government for assistance in tackling cyber security threats at the local level.

Federal Government Funds Local Government Links to Korea

The Australian Government has awarded funding to Australia’s peak body for local government to foster Australian-Korean relationships at the government level.

News Archive – 2018 and earlier

New Pacific Alliance Announced

Three leading providers of technical support and capacity building for local government institutions have joined forces to promote urban, rural and outer island development in the Pacific.

LG Professionals Australia Appoints New CEO

Local government advocacy, professional development and capacity building will be taken to the next level with the appointment of a new Chief Executive for Local Government Professionals Australia.

2018 International Exchange Program

Local Government Professionals Australia is calling for applications to participate in the
2018 International Professional Exchange Program (IPEP) to the United States. The program is part of an agreement between LG Professionals Australia and the International Country/County Managers Association of the USA (ICMA).

LG Professionals Australia CEO Resigns

LG Professionals Australia’s Chief Executive Lauren Oakey has resigned from the organisation, and will finish up in the role in mid-April. Ms Oakey has been with LG Professionals Australia for more than six years.


Confirmation of Support for LG Professionals Australia National President

LG Professionals Australia has confirmed that Ricki Bruhn will remain as the federation’s national president with the full backing of the Board. In September, Ricki resigned as CEO of the City of Palmerston after 7 years in the position and 37 years working in local government and is seeking to continue his local government career.

LG Professionals Australia to Host Australia Awards Fellowship

With the release of the 2018 Australia Awards program by the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, LG Professionals Australia is pleased to announce its role as a host organisation for municipal professionals from Nepal.

New MOU with Municipality Association in Nepal

Two peak bodies working to strengthen local government in Australia and Nepal have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in a commitment to building good governance at the local level in Nepal.

New LG Professionals Australia National President Sworn In

The CEO of the City of Palmerston in the Northern Territory, Mr Ricki Bruhn has been formally inducted as the 2017-2018 LG Professionals Australia National President.


New MOU With Local Government in Timor-Leste

LG Professionals Australia is pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of State Administration; to develop and strengthen cooperation to build the capacity of Timor-Leste’s local government sector.

2016 Federal Election Media Release

LG Professionals Australia is calling for the blame game between all levels of government to stop if real change and improvements to service delivery and innovation are to be made under the new government.

2016 Federal Election Statement

Australians want a fresh approach to the way we govern our local communities, cities and regions. Governments must work together to do better with less, and to regain public trust. Our current federal arrangements are not delivering the results Australians need and expect.

2016 Management Challenge Winners Announced

The Not-So-Secret-Agents from Sunshine Coast City Council have taken out the 2016 Australasian Management Challenge Finals at held in Melbourne on Friday.

2016 LG Professionals Australia Federation Award Winners

The second National LG Professionals Australia Federation Awards were held at the 2016 LG Professional Australia Congress and Business Expo Gala Dinner on the Gold Coast, May 6.

2016 Management Challenge Regional Finalists

LG Professionals Australia has announced the Australasian Management Challenge regional winners, following the state-based regional round of The Challenge. The winners from each will now be able to participate in the Australasian Finals.

New MOU with the University of Canberra’s Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis

LG Professionals Australia has signed a memorandum of understanding to formalise a strategic partnership with the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra (IGPA).