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International local government news 18.06.24

Here are the latest newsworthy and interesting stories from the local government sector that caught our attention. In this round-up of what’s happening right now in the world of local government, you’ll find best practices, inspiration, and more from across the sector.


What is a risk manager and what do they do?

In this article, Dr Andrew Walker and Dr Greg Stride from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre outline the role of risk and risk management within local government. They also introduce their new joint research project with Browne Jacobson, seeking the opinions of local authority risk managers on the future of their roles.

England & Wales, Scotland

Top takeaways from the Labour manifesto launch

In this article, we examine the main takeaways from the Labour Party’s manifesto to ascertain the initial implications for local government.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland

Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 13th June 2024

This week co-hosts Simone and Freya are discussing what it takes to be a councillor, the expectations, the risks, the rewards, and everything in between. They share snippets and insights from first-hand accounts gained from recent interviews with Cllr Award 2023 winners and councillors from all over the world.


Australia’s need for a Human Rights Act – a step closer

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights has released its report on the Inquiry into Australia’s Human Rights Framework. The majority of the committee recommended the federal government introduce an Australian Human Rights Act, which marks a generational milestone in enhancing human rights protections. This article unpacks and comments on the inquiry and its recommendations.


Top takeaways from the Conservative manifesto launch

This article outlines the LGIU’s topline takeaways from today’s Conservative manifesto launch and the implications for the local government sector.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland