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Flying of flags for Australia Day

Jan 24, 2022

LG Alert

Wednesday 26 January 2022
Local Government Act changes

Industrial relations reform for local governments

Jan 13, 2022

LG Alert

The Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 was passed by the WA Parliament on 16 December 2021.
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Landmark Stop Puppy Farming legislation passes WA Parliament

Dec 16, 2021
New laws to crack down on the cruel practice of puppy farming in Western Australia have passed State Parliament.
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Historic First for Cities of Rockingham and Bayswater

Dec 6, 2021
Following this year’s local government elections, two cities will be led by women for the first time. Mayor Deb Hamblin of Rockingham and Mayor, Crs Filomena Piffaretti of Bayswater have made history as the first females to don the mayoral chains and to lead their respective cities.
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Shire of Halls Creek tackles unemployment

Dec 6, 2021
Faced with adult unemployment rates of up to 40 per cent in an environment in which unemployment contributes to social degradation, the Shire of Halls Creek was grappling with a crisis of epic proportions.
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2021 WA Local Government Convention

Dec 6, 2021
The 2021 WA Local Government Convention took place between 19 September to 21 September at Crown Perth. The DLGSC was thrilled to sponsor and take part in all the excitement.
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Spotlight on: CEO Julie Burton, Shire of Boddington

Dec 6, 2021
Julie has just started as the Chief Executive Officer of the Shire of Boddington and was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Shire of Pingelly. She has more than 15 years’ experience in local government.
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Shire of Bruce Rock wins big at WA Community Achievement Awards

Dec 6, 2021
The Shire of Bruce Rock was this year’s winner of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Making a Difference Award at the WA Community Achievement Awards.
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$30,000 available for artist-in-residence local government projects

Dec 6, 2021
The $5 million Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program is available for artist-in-residence projects. Projects must engage communities and are delivered with a local government, school or not-for-profit community organisations.
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Study a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership and Management

Dec 6, 2021
In partnership with Edith Cowan University, Local Government Professionals WA is excited to announce the launch of a new postgraduate qualification program.
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The Dog Amendment (Stop Puppy Farming) Bill 2021 has passed through Parliament

Nov 18, 2021

LG Alert

This means changes to the Dog Act 1976 to better regulate the breeding of dogs in Western Australia.
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Council Member Essentials Training

Nov 16, 2021

LG Alert

Following the 2021 Ordinary Elections, local governments are reminded that under the Local Government Act 1995, council members must complete the Council Member Essentials (CME) training course.
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