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Oireachtas report: April 2021

This briefing provides a summary of Oireachtas activity in April, covering social housing, new personal injuries guidelines and private security services.

Ireland
Members & Followers

Reshaping our cities and regions to drive the COVID recovery

This briefing looks at Australia’s cities and regions, and how they function now and into the future, with a specific focus on employment density – and aims to answer the question: ‘is there such a thing as an ‘optimal’ size for a city or region?

Australia
Members

Queen’s Speech 2021 – key points for local government

Today, in the first major event since the death of His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh, Her Majesty the Queen opened a new Parliamentary session with her speech outlining the Government’s legislative agenda. Key focuses for local government were on voter ID, Covid-19 recovery and delivering a programme for levelling-up.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

LGIU guide for new councillors

Becoming a councillor is an exciting time but can also be daunting. This short guide provides information and advice for our new councillor members to help navigate through the initial period in this critical role.

England & Wales
Members

Supporting the LGBTIQA+ community

As the International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination is coming up on 17th May, this briefing looks at how councils are working to acknowledge, support, and engage the diverse groups that make up their workforces and communities.

Australia
Members & Followers

The impact of Covid-19 on low income families and insecure workers

It is well known that Covid-19 has affected individuals and groups very differently. Two reports published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation examine what has happened to low income families and insecure workers.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Local Elections 2021 – the results

With the 2020 council elections having been postponed by 12 months because of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2021 was a bumper year for local elections. Communities across the country turned out to vote for their councillors on Thursday, representatives who will ultimately shape local recovery. This briefing sets out the results of the polls and comments…

England & Wales