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In Focus: Local Government and Democratisation in China

ACELG is partnering with the UTS Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) to host a seminar on Chinese local government and democratisation by Professor Chen Kang of the National University of Singapore.

Professor Kang will discuss recent Chinese moves toward citizen engagement and democratisation, including deliberative democracy, participatory budgeting and 'community courts'. Read more »

Latest News & Events

17 December 2014
ACELG will offer the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2 ) 'Foundations in Public Participation' program in early 2015. This internationally recognised qualification applies the IAP2 engagement spectrum which is regarded as the gold standard in public participation planning, and that has been integrated into the community... read more »
17 December 2014
ACELG and Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) are partnering on research that explores the financial and operational sustainability of rural councils. Called the Rural Council Sustainability Project, the research seeks to answer how RCV can best support councils to build capacity and improve performance in the context of the wider local government... read more »
17 December 2014
In October and November ACELG hosted two international local government experts for our 'Government to Governance' public seminars series. Dr Andy Asquith (NZ) outlined ideas about changing leadership roles of local government mayors and chief executives, and Professor Robin Hambleton (UK) discussed place-based leadership with examples from... read more »
16 December 2014
The ACELG publication Guidelines for the Planning and Development of Childcare Facilities won a Planning Institute of Australia (NSW) read more »
10 December 2014
ACELG Deputy Director Melissa Gibbs recently led a delegation of Australian and New Zealand government representatives to Tokyo and Sakaide City in November as part of the 2014 Local Government Exchange and Co-operation Seminar organised by the Japan Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). read more »
10 October 2014
The UTS Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government has announced that it will fund two scholarships valued at over $25,000 per year for commencing Australian domestic and international PhD students studying in a local government related field. read more »