2012 Local Government Research Showcase and Forum (Brisbane)

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2012 Local Government Research Showcase and Forum

11 October 2012, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

ACELG, in partnership with the Local Government Association of Queensland, the Council of Mayors SEQ and the Queensland University of Technology, held a free forum on local government research in Brisbane on Thursday 11th October 2012. The purpose of the forum was to: showcase examples of latest ACELG and other local government research which relate to pressing policy issues for Queensland local government; provide a professional development opportunity on the topic of local government research; and engage researchers in thinking about how to build research capacity in the local government sector and to encourage practitioner research. The event was held at the Queensland University of Technology.



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8:30 am Arrival tea and coffee
9:00 am

Welcome by Prof. Carol Dickenson, DVC (Academic), QUT

Opening remarks by Prof. Graham Sansom (ACELG), Anthony Jones (Council of Mayors SEQ) and Greg Hoffman (LGAQ).

9:30 am

The research context - creating public value

Prof. Mark Evans (ANZSOG) - The ACELG better practice guide 'Innovation in local government'
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Belinda Davies & Dr Mark Brough (QUT) - Innovation in food safety compliance
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10:30 am Morning tea
11:00 am

Economic Development

Sasha Lennon (SGS Economics & Planning) - Local government and economic development: national survey results

Cr Mary Duniam (UTAS) - Social Enterprise and local government
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Political Governance

Prof. Graham Sansom (ACELG / UTS CLG) and Su Fei Tan (UTS CLG) - Review of local government representative structures and the emerging role of mayors
See research

Prof. John Martin (Latrobe University) - Exploring roles and relationships between Mayors & CEOs
See research

12:00 pm

Innovation Case Studies

Dr John Howard (Howard Partners) - Innovation, ingenuity and initiative: the adoption and application of new ideas in Australian local government
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Low Carbon Futures

A/Prof. Heather Zeppel (USQ) - Climate Change mitigation survey of Qld councils
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12:30 am Lunch - Opportunity to view posters
1:15 pm

Collaboration and shared services

Dr John Abbott (UQ) - Collaborative governance in metropolitan planning in South East Queensland
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Simone Talbot & Greg Hoffman (LGAQ) - The Roads Alliance joint initiative, a shared services case study

Community wellbeing

Dr Robyn Morris (ECU) - Community Engagement in rural-remote and Indigenous local Government
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Prof. Michael Cuthill (USQ) - Fostering social development and economic prosperity through lifelong learning
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2:15 pm

Plenary Session

Priorities for the local government research agenda and building a research network - led by Prof. Mark Evans (ANZSOG)

3:00 pm Afternoon tea