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Reconsidering the local-Federal relationship

This briefing looks at changing the dialogue between Local and Federal governments circa 2022, and local government representation on decisions of national importance. Specifically, National Cabinet processes and outcomes and what it may mean going forward for local government’s ability to set the agenda.

Australia
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Driving the shift to Electric Vehicles

Local governments play an integral role in steering the transition to EVs in Australia. This briefing discusses the role of councillors and council staff in the adoption of electric vehicles in council fleets, the provision of fleet charging infrastructure, and planning policies related to charging infrastructure.

Australia
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Global Local Executive Panel – March 2022: Local Government Reform

In this session we heard from a panel of local government CEOs from England, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand who discussed the experiences their councils have faced when dealing with reform and reform processes as well as theoretical reflections on certain aspects of sector reform.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa
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Open space planning: building capacity to achieve better outcomes

Frustrated by the lack of accepted standards and absences of guidelines, Neal Ames began to develop guiding principles for public open space planning. This briefing looks at Ames’ six guiding principles, how they were developed, and what they mean for local government.

Australia
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Australian National Urban Policy – careful what you wish for

In this opinion piece, SGS’ Marcus Spiller looks at the role of the commonwealth with regard to urban policy, and presents a vision for a contemporary national urban policy, including a renewed funding approach. This briefing will be of interest to councillors, CEOs, senior executives, and those interested in questions of governance, subsidiarity, and urban…

Australia
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IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C

Part of an ongoing review of the IPCC reports by LGiU, this Briefing provides an overview of the latest IPCC Special Report (referred to as SR1.5 hereafter) and what it means for Australia and will be of interest to councillors, CEOs, and officers dealing with climate change risks and adaptations.

Australia