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In Focus: Growing Regional Australia

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.

Conducted in partnership with Regional Capitals Australia, the research identifies the factors contributing to building strong sustainable regional capitals and regions. Read more »

Latest News & Events

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 »
11 March 2015
ACELG has published 'Housing and Local Government in Australia in the 21st Century' that canvases some of the key emerging issues in the relationship between housing and local government. read more »
18 February 2015 , Khon Kaen, Thailand
Call for Papers: 6th International Conference on Local Government (ICLG2015), Khon Kaen, Thailand (September 17-18, 2015) read more »
13 February 2015
ACELG has compiled Australia's first, extensive profile of the local government workforce. The report confirms that local government is an Australian powerhouse, punching above its weight in terms of its contribution to the nation's economy and social fabric, particularly in regional, rural and remote Australia. read more »