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How can we better measure community wellbeing? An exploration of the indicators

A holistic view of wellbeing helps policymakers understand the many dimensions of the lived experience – and what responses can bring us closer to equal opportunity, social cohesion, and harmony with the natural environment. This briefing outlines the role and evolution of wellbeing indicators in Australian local government.

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Are community infrastructure benchmarks fit for purpose?

This briefing is the first in a series which looks at community infrastructure planning. In particular, this provides an overview of the current infrastructure benchmarks, how to use them, what to be aware of, and how they need to adapt.

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First Nations Cultural Heritage Reform

The destruction of Juukan Gorge precipitated a Parliamentary Joint Committee inquiry, the formation of the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance, and a new partnership with the Australian Government to develop options for legislative reform. This briefing provides an overview of the options and highlights some of the issues.

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Exploring alternate approaches to rate-pegging/capping: the differences matter

This briefing is the second in a two-part series which discusses the significance of recent developments in the implementation of rate-pegging/capping policies in New South Wales and Victoria and presents the case for alternative ways to achieve the political objectives of state governments.

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Is gambling regulation up to scratch?

This is the second briefing in our series on gambling. It looks at the current application process in Victoria for new or additional gaming machines, how decisions are implemented, and (critically) whether this is achieving the aim of the Gambling and Regulation Act 2003 (Vic).

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Councils in the Know – face-to-face local government forum

SGS and LGiU Australia are thrilled to invite you to "Councils in the know", a free face-to-face forum that unpacks some of the key challenges facing local government when it comes to services, infrastructure delivery and acting on climate change. 

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Making the case for alternate approaches to rate-pegging/capping

In this first briefing of a two-part series, LGIU Associate, Graham Sansom discusses the significance of recent developments in the implementation of rate-pegging/capping in New South Wales and Victoria and presents the case for alternative ways to achieve the political objectives of state governments.

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Sustaining full employment with the National Workforce Strategy 2022-27

In March 2022, the Australian Government released the National Workforce Strategy 2022-27, a framework for guiding consistency and coordination in responding to workforce issues. This briefing reviews the Strategy to outline opportunities and recognise the vital leadership of local governments on workforce matters.

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Driving a circular economy approach to soft plastic recycling

Collecting and diverting materials from landfills is one thing but creating a circular economy for recyclable materials is another. While countries across the world operate various structures to incentivise the return of recyclable goods, this blog explores Bendigo’s plan to incentivise a circular economy for recyclable goods. 

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Members & Global Local

Case study roundup January 2023

Our new case study roundup for LGIU members and Global Local subscribers. Read notable practice highlights from our Daily News service and see case studies from our articles and briefings you may have missed.

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