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Equity, equality, what makes a good life?

This briefing discusses two evolving areas of policy practice – indicator frameworks and resource allocation – to suggest that understanding the potential implications of equity- and equality-oriented approaches can greatly enrich local government approaches to policy design, communication, and implementation.

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Local government Australia: Policy roundup, 25th September

Our new ‘bookmark-able’ version of our weekly policy, news and data roundup for Australian local government. This week: The NSW Budget, a national digital ID scheme, and how to address industrial food waste.

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Global Local Think Tank Review – September 2023

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.

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Addressing cyber security in the local government sector

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.

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Local government Australia: Policy roundup, 18th September

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.

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Members & Global Local

Understanding the role of planning in enabling net zero

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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Members & Global Local

Practical tips to get the most out of your community engagement

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.

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Local government Australia: Policy roundup, 11th September

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. 

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