In this opinion piece, Dr Ed Wensing reflects on the lessons for local governments from the recent destruction of the historic rock shelters at Juukan Gorge and argues that local government needs to be more aware of Indigenous peoples’ rights and interests, regardless of how well the law currently provides protection.
Moving forward: Getting what you want from a transport strategy
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In this briefing, Zoe Pappas and Jess Cossens from Right Lane Consulting draw on their experience as strategy experts to identify ways local governments can ‘power up’ their strategic planning process.
This update introduces a recent interview with LGIU Australia content commissioner Merle Zierke and Councillor Chapman-Allen, Leader of the Breckland District Council in England, to understand just how COVID-19 has impacted local government in England, and how local governments have responded thereby.