Our monthly Think Tank review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. Topics this month include climate resilient housing, social attitudes towards climate action, youth engagement, childcare challenges, employability support schemes and digital inclusion.
This briefing will explore this issue of cyber security, looking at Federal and State government policies along with audits of current cyber security measures within local government, and the challenge of balancing financial sustainability alongside the need to be cyber resilient.
Our new ‘bookmark-able’ version of our weekly policy, news and data roundup for Australian local government. This week: Outstanding council climate initiatives, barriers to first home ownership, and issues with Australian diets.
This briefing provides a high-level summary of two recently published reports, the Planning Institute of Australia’s (PIA) Achieving Net Zero Report and Net Zero Australia’s Mobilisation report, which both seek to advance urgent action on decarbonisation.
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As councils across Australia are experiencing financial pressures, SGS Economics and Planning’s Liz Webster draws on her own experience to propose practical tips local governments can employ to optimise community engagement processes, reducing costs while still meeting community and legislative expectations.
Ever wondered how a council CEO navigates the ever-changing local government landscape in Australia? Asking ourselves the same question, Thomas and Hannah from LGIU Australia spoke with Kiama Council CEO Jane Stroud about her extensive career in local government as well as the future of Kiama Municipal Council.
Our new ‘bookmark-able’ version of our weekly policy, news and data roundup for Australian local government. This week: A $1 billion Energy Security Corporation, best practice in local truth-telling, and record waiting times in NSW hospital emergency departments.
While business cases are often undertaken to ‘tick the box’ in a grant application, this briefing argues that they are an incredibly valuable decision-making tool for local government because they provide a framework for exploring project alternatives and engaging with the community.