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2022

May:

Local Government Professionals Australia congratulates Anthony Albanese on election win

Local Government Professionals Australia congratulates Anthony Albanese on his election as
Australia’s 31st Prime Minister, and federal Labor on their victory in the election and look forward to
working with an Albanese Government over this next term.

2021

December:

Local Government Professionals Australia urges Councils to participate in 2022 Local Government Skills and Workforce Survey

The peak body for local government professionals encourages all Australian local councils to participate in the 2022 Local Government Skills and Workforce Survey when it goes live on December 13.

2022 AUSTRALASIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE LAUNCHED

The new season of the Australasian Management Challenge delivered by Local Government Professionals Australia in partnership with Taituara – Local Government Professionals Aotearoa, LGPro Victora and Local Government Managers Australia Queensland gets underway today with the official launch of the 2022 program.

November:

2021 National Federation Award winners announced

A project to protect Queensland’s Western Downs from feral dogs and pigs, an up-and-coming communications professional in Western Australia and an innovative cost-containment collaboration among Councils in Tasmania are among the winning entrants in the 2021 National Federation Awards.

‘Carbon neutral’ Bayside City Council wins 2021 National Federation Award

Bayside Council been presented the 2021 National Federation Award for Environmental Leadership and Sustainability.

Ipswich library Pod wins 2021 National Federation Award

A first of its kind Ipswich Council Library self-service pod located outside Coles in the Karalee Shopping Village has been presented the 2021 National Federation Innovative Management Initiative Award.

Tasmanian Councils win 2021 National Federation Award

A consortium of Tasmanian local Councils sharing legal services has been presented the 2021 National Federation Award for Partnerships and Collaboration.

Western Downs Regional Council wins 2021 National Federation Award

Queensland’s Western Downs Regional Council has been presented the 2021 National Federation Award for Community Service Delivery for a pest management program.

City of Kalamunda wins 2021 National Federation Award

City of Kalamunda Customer and PR lead Nicole O’Neill has been named Emerging Leader of the year at the 2021 National Federation Awards.

Workplace harassment report welcomed by local government

The peak body for local government officers welcomed the release of Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins’ report into problems with parliamentary culture.

President of Local Government Professionals Australia reaffirms role and relevance of national body

Jonathan Throssell came to the Presidency in August with a strong passion for the role of local government in building resilient communities.

New CEO to lead Local Government Professionals Australia

Local Government Professionals Australia has appointed senior property leader and diversity champion Catherine Carter as Chief Executive Officer after an extensive executive search.

Federal Funding to Increase Women’s Leadership in Local Government

The peak body for local government officers will receive a share of $39.8 million in Commonwealth Government funding to support women’s leadership development in local government.

Local Government Welcomes Billion Dollar Infrastructure Boost

The peak body for the local government workforce has welcomed a $1 billion local infrastructure injection in the 2021-22 Federal Budget.

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.

2020

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.