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In Focus: Why Local Government Matters

A new ACELG report about the value of local government to all Australians was launched at the Australian Local Government Association 2015 National General Assembly of Local Government.

Why Local Government Matters is a major piece of social research on community attitudes to local government by the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG), undertaken with substantial expertise from staff of the Centre for Local Government at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS:CLG). The research aims to better understand how and why the activities of local governments are valued by communities. Read more »

Latest News & Events

19 August 2015 , Strathfield Town Hall
The UTS Centre for Local Government is partnering with Strathfield Council to host a seminar designed to assist women in running for local government elections. read more »
21 July 2015
Registrations are now open for the next Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) Research Symposium, now established as a key sector event for the sharing of great ideas within and for Australian local government. read more »
30 June 2015
The Hon. Susan Ryan AO, Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, invites employers to participate in a consultation as part of the National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with Disability. The Australian Human Rights Commission will be conducting consultations in every capital city and... read more »
17 June 2015
A new online resource developed by ACELG for the Australian Human Rights Commission provides local government with a practical approach to develop strong, socially cohesive communities. read more »
17 June 2015
ACELG is again supporting the LGMA Australasian Management Challenge in 2015, the premier forum for the local government sector for current and emerging leaders to deliver personal, team and organisational professional development. read more »
05 June 2015
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government at UTS has published a new report called the 'Learning Community Framework and Measuring Impact Toolkit'. read more »