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Qld Audit Office should have recommended council amalgamations

The Queensland Audit Office’s Local government 2020 Audit Report has identified that 25 Queensland local governments, around one-third of the total, “are at a high risk of not being financially sustainable.” As the QAO hints on pages 21 to 22, … Continue reading

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No Qld upper house means poorly thought through legislation

Queensland has too many poorly thought through pieces of legislation, arguably due to the lack of an upper house and the failure of Parliamentary Committees, ruled by the Government of the day, to properly scrutinise legislation. This is clear today, … Continue reading

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Rates applied to commercial properties by councils frequently lacking in rationality & justification

The Property Council of Australia (QLD) and the Queensland Resources Council have recently released a study Nick Behrens from QEAS and I did for them earlier this year on local government rates paid by non-residential property owners. The study revealed … Continue reading

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New round of council amalgamations should be considered following Logan & Ipswich council sackings

Queensland now has two councils, Logan and Ipswich, with state government-appointed interim administrators. The stench of corruption coming out of both council chambers was overwhelming, and Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has acted appropriately in both cases, appointing Logan’s interim … Continue reading

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