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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

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 »
03 October 2014
ACELG has just been appointed by the Australian Human Rights Commission to develop an online resource to assist local government to prevent and respond to racism and intercommunity conflict as part of the National Anti-Racism Strategy. We are seeking input from councils regarding initiatives that they have undertaken to foster social cohesion. 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 »
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 »