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In Focus: Leading and Learning for the Future

Two recent research papers from the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) and the Centre for Local Government at UTS (UTS:CLG) will assist local councils to learn from each other and consider in-house leadership initiatives for staff.

The resources are timely given ongoing reforms and financial constraints within the local government sector, necessitating creative approaches by councils to learning and leadership as a response. Read more »

Latest News & Events

15 May 2015
The current issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration features articles from a number of Centre researchers under the theme 'Resourcefulness Opportunities and Challenges in Local Government: Australian Perspectives.' read more »
08 May 2015
A full room of local government professionals listened intently to a presentation by Associate Professor Roberta Ryan about what contemporary Australians value about local government. read more »
A rural council building
06 May 2015
New ACELG research outlines the financial and operational sustainability of rural councils in Victoria in the report Rural Councils Sustainability Project Stage One Final Report: February 2015. read more »
08 April 2015
New ACELG research entitled 'Council approaches to leadership: Research into good practice' explores the elements of successful council-based leadership programs, highlighting key themes for contemporary local government leaders to consider. read more »
02 April 2015
ACELG has released new research about local councils learning from each other. Variously called inter-council learning, policy transfer or peer learning, this approach to professional learning is important in a rapidly changing local government sector, and as councils increasingly look to each other for solutions to common issues and challenges... read more »
25 March 2015
ACELG has published new research entitled 'Local Government Growing Regional Australia' that will bring new understanding to the role of local government in growing regional capitals and regions through enhanced governance and leadership. read more »