Young Mentors is an intergenerational program which aims to improve older Australians’ digital skills by connecting them with student mentors. This feature explains how bringing teenagers together with older people, they can share digital skills and knowledge, which helps improve the confidence needed to navigate the online world.
This briefing examines the role that local government can play in promoting intergenerational activities that can benefit whole communities with respect to social care and community cohesion.
As we launch our new manifesto for local government Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGIU, outlines how we plan to work with the global community of local government to share learning and build a stronger foundation for local delivery in the 21st century.
Recent research shows Australia is likely experiencing a structural decline in access to home ownership. In this briefing, Marcus Spiller reflects on these findings and the shifts in access to home ownership, what it means for those entering or aspiring to enter into home ownership, and the potential policy responses thereto.
This briefing provides an overview of AI and its potential use within the local government sector. It unpacks current government regulations as well as the potential opportunities and risks that may need to be navigated.
This article summarises the findings of the recently-released Local Government NSW survey of cost shifting between levels of government. While the specific details relate to NSW, the issues raised will likely be familiar to members in other jurisdictions.
Tasmania’s independent Review Board recently released its final report, setting out a long-term blueprint for reforming the structure of the local government system to better meet the future needs of the Tasmanian community. In this article, Professor Richard Eccleston briefly unpacks the report and shares his optimistic view of the blueprint.
Finance is a central theme of our LGIU@40 campaign about the future of local government. This collection of resources explores the risks and opportunities for local government finance, and includes major research reports, articles, member-only briefings and our Global Local newsletter.
Communities and governments worldwide are facing a challenging future due to inflation, inequality, disruptive technology, geopolitical tensions, and climate change. In this briefing, Professor Richard Eccleston from the University of Tasmania unpacks the increasingly challenging issue of local government funding in Australia.
This collection showcases a range of LGIU work exploring food, agriculture and rural communities. It has plenty of key resources to offer for staff and councillors in public services who aspire to drive and improve engagement and sustainability in rural and agricultural areas.