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In Focus: Survey of local councillors in Australia

Currently serving elected members from all local governments around Australia are invited to participate in an new research project of ACELG and the Victorian Local Governance Association about local democracy. Survey respondents will have the opportunity to win $250 worth of Dymocks book vouchers. The survey will be open until Friday 31 OctoberRead more »

Latest News & Events

24 October 2014
A new resource from the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) provides practical assistance to all rural-remote and Indigenous (RRI) councils in Australia looking to adopt integrated long-term planning processes. 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 »
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 »
23 September 2014
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 »
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 »
14 November 2014 , Aerial Function Centre Harris Room, UTS Building 10, Level 7, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo
The next seminar in the ACELG Seminar Series 'From Government to Governance' is scheduled for 14 November 2014, in which Robin Hambleton, Professor of City Leadership at the University of the West of England, will be discussing place-based leadership. read more »