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In Focus: Scholarships for Leadership Program

The application deadline for scholarships for the next Excellence in Local Government Leadership Program, to run 21-25th July 2014 in Canberra, has been extended until Friday 9 May. The scholarships are available to support meritorious applicants, particularly women, rural/remote applicants, and applicants from organisations with limited resources. Read more »

Latest News & Events

16 June 2014 , Canberra, ACT
The inaugural Community Energy Congress on June 16 & 17 in Canberra aims to help co-create and grow a community energy sector across Australia. read more »
11 April 2014
This report considers the qualities, experiences and attributes West Australian councils seek from prospective CEOs, and the formal and informal policies and processes councils use to identify and recruit suitable candidates. The research draws on interviews with CEOs and Mayors/Shire Presidents across Western Australia. read more »
28 March 2014
The ACELG supported Elected Members Executive Certificate Program has resumed in Coffs Harbour on 28th and 29th March. read more »
18 March 2014
Program Manager of Research, Stefanie Pillora recently participated in a round-table organised by IPWEA about sustainability in public works. read more »
12 March 2014
ACELG today released a report on food safety practices for Australian local governments. The project undertook research that explored current attitudes and beliefs concerning food safety within a diverse set of food business contexts, and includes a research report and a food safety strategy template for utilisation by councils. read more »
24 February 2014
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) has released significant research on local government finance called 'Debt is Not a Dirty Word: The Role and Use of Debt in Local Government'. read more »