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.
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.
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 briefing offers ways to help you calibrate your aim and a pathway to finding the happy medium, so that you can sleep at night knowing your effort is actually achieving serving your community. This is part one of a three part series.
Our monthly Think Tank Review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. Topics this month include affordable housing challenges, neighbourhood and school segregation, intergenerational poverty, preventative public services, public health data, international health care systems and government procurement for social value.
Feeling safe is integral to everyone’s well-being and quality of life. For women, perceptions of safety and negative experiences can inhibit their participation and use of public spaces and places. This briefing provides an overview of two recently introduced projects on creating safer public spaces for diverse women.
This briefing reviews alternative approaches to valuing nature. These approaches are not limited to economic value and include cultural and spiritual values, and the benefits to human health and well-being.
This briefing summarises the recent Climate Summit for Local Government, which brought together elected officials, council execs and senior decision-makers to identify, inform and inspire climate innovation and actions which can be executed at the local government level.