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Local government Australia: Policy roundup, 2nd October

Our new ‘bookmark-able’ version of our weekly policy, news and data roundup for Australian local government. This week: Recommendations to overhaul the Future Drought Fund and a new white paper on jobs.

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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.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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After dark – local government and the night-time economy

The night-time economy makes a key contribution to the UK economy and employment but has confronted numerous challenges including the changing nature of the high street, the pandemic and cost of living crisis. This briefing considers the role of local authorities in managing, regulating and supporting local night-time economies.

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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.

Australia Briefing
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Global Local: Money for nothing? Universal Basic Income

Local governments have played a central role in the development and implementation of basic income policies. This edition looks at what we’ve learned about universal basic income (UBI) from pilot projects  so far and discusses best practices for local governments undertaking basic income pilot projects, drawing on recent examples. We also look at work in…

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Basic Income: Trials and barriers

Basic Income is a radical idea with a long history and a lot of currency in a world confronting structural financial issues. Divorcing income from the requirement to work would impact the labour market and the welfare state. This case study article looks at the policy in detail and the implications it may hold.

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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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Informed infrastructure decision making: How to get the most out of a business case

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.

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