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In Focus: Local Government Workforce

ACELG has released 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 »

Latest News & Events

15 April 2015 , Halls Gap, Victoria
Rural Councils Victoria announce that registrations for their 2015 Rural Summit are now open. This year the Rural Summit is being hosted by Northern Grampians Shire Council and will be held in Halls Gap between 15-17 April. read more »
26 March 2015 , Mackay, QLD
The second Regional Capitals Australia national conference, Regionalism 2.0, will be the site of the launch of a new report by ACELG that identifies factors that contribute to building strong, sustainable regional capitals and regions. read more »
24 February 2015
ACELG Associate Professor Alan Morris's book on in-depth interviewing will be available in June 2015. The book, published by SAGE, provides a practical introduction to all aspects of conducting a study based on semi-structured in-depth interviews. 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's first public seminar for 2015 was a great success, with more than eighty-five people attending to hear Dr Chen Kang from the National University of Singapore outline current trends in Chinese local government. read more »
06 February 2015
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government at the University of Technology, Sydney will be holding a master class to assist senior local government officials and councillors in responding to the NSW 'Fit for the Future' reforms. read more »