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In Focus: White Paper on Reform of the Federation

ACELG has produced a Background Paper in response to the Abbott Government's White Paper on Reform of the Federation. The paper traces key themes of local government's place in the Federation historically as well as examining the role for subsidiarity in shaping the ensuing reforms. Read more »

Latest News & Events

27 November 2014 , University of Technology, Sydney
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) and the Japan Local Government Centre (CLAIR) are co-hosting the 2014 CLAIR Forum to be held at the University of Technology, Sydney on Thursday 27 November between 2pm and 5pm. read more »
01 October 2014 , University of Technology, Sydney, Building 11, Level 4 (81 Broadway, Ultimo)
The next seminar in the ACELG Seminar Series 'From Government to Governance' is scheduled for 2 October 2014, in which Dr Andy Asquith, Senior Lecturer at the University of New Zealand, will be discussing leadership and local government in the New Zealand context. read more »
24 September 2014
Currently serving elected members from all local governments around Australia are invited to participate in an new research project of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) and the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) about local democracy. read more »
24 September 2014
The Deputy Director of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) Melissa Gibbs has been elected to the position of Vice President of the International Association for Local Government (IALG). read more »
26 August 2014
New national planning and development guidelines for child care facilities have been developed by ACELG with Federal Government Support. read more »
22 August 2014
A new resource from ACELG will assist rural, remote and Indigenous (RRI) local governments improve their engagement with the communities they serve. While there are numerous resources available about community engagement, this is the only toolkit specially designed for the needs and circumstances of RRI councils. read more »