Political tensions have arisen over attempts to manage the second wave, accompanied by – or perhaps resulting from – narratives of blame and punishment. In this blog, Janet Sillett, Head of Briefings at LGIU, makes the case for the importance of messaging.
Responses to Covid-19: learning from East Asian local government in the lead
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Every year, at about this time, various media outlets make a stab at predicting how next year will develop. One of the first out and most widely read is The Economist’s ‘World in 2021’, where the editor has identified 10 key themes for the year. How are these predictions relevant to local government?
At the end of June 2020, over 900,000 businesses across Australia were receiving income support from JobKeeper. This briefing explores what might happen to small businesses when JobKeeper ends, and what local governments could do to stimulate their local economies.
Three years after Grenfell, the government has at last published wide-ranging proposals to empower tenants in social housing and to strengthen regulation. Will the Charter for Social Housing Residents lead to landlords being scrutinised more effectively?