Topic: Communities and society

From social engagement to civic action – how can local government engage citizens in democracy and delivery? What can communities do for themselves with the support of local public bodies?


Unpacking common concerns about the Voice

The Prime Minister of Australia recently announced the wording of the proposed amendment and question for the people of Australia for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament to be inserted into the Australian Constitution. This Q&A briefing helps local government fully understand the proposal and its implications.

Australia Briefing

England policy round-up: April and May 2023

This policy round-up for England looks at the most relevant and recent announcements and publications during spring – an eventful period which saw local elections in much of England and the Coronation. Government announcements included a Great British insulation scheme and the ‘Pioneer’ programme as the alternative to the EU’s Horizon science/innovation programme.

England & Wales Briefing

2023 APPG on Local Government Summer Reception

The annual summer reception of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Local Government will be taking place on Tuesday 18 July at 7pm on the House of Commons Terrace.

England & Wales Event
Members & Global Local

Global Local: Trauma-informed services

In this issue of Global Local, we’re taking a look at how local government can support victims of crime and trauma.

Members & Global Local

Trauma-informed services: Context and benefits

The growth of trauma-informed practice in health and social care has evolved rapidly in the last several years and is now being effectively integrated into services and support structures globally. How did this movement begin and how has it developed?

England & Wales, Global Briefing

Notable practice: LGIU case study roundup March-April 2023

Councils around the world are tackling problems with resourcefulness and ingenuity. LGIU’s round up of case studies, good practice highlights from our exclusive Daily News and. more. From re-wilding to economic development and cost-of-living support.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication With case study

The role of local government in domestic pet management

Supporting the needs of pet owners and ensuring community safety when it comes to animal management can be a complex task – particularly as cities grow and densify, and community expectations change. This briefing looks at the different ways in which state and local governments approach domestic animals and pest management.

Australia Briefing With case study