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July 2017

On Thursday 29 June IPPG held a launch event for Dr Bligh Grant and Dr Joseph Drew’s new book, Local Government in Australia: History, Theory and Public Policy.
Listen: IPPG Director, Professor Roberta Ryan discusses Census findings on 2ser's the Daily.
IPPG partnered with the Korean Local Government Centre Sydney to host a group of representatives from 15 Korean local governments.

June 2017

Presentations from the 2017 CLAIR Forum are now available. The theme of the Forum this year was regional activation.
IPPG's Professor Roberta Ryan will be speaking at the Canterbury Bankstown City Council inaugural Inclusive and Cohesive Communities in NSW Conference 2-3 Nov 2017. 
How have the recent council mergers impacted on Sydney's local communities? Watch SydNEXT's video, including an interview with Professor Roberta Ryan.
Take the next step in your career with IPPG's postgraduate qualifications. Applications for July 2017 close on 30 June.
IPPG’s Dr Bligh Grant and Dr Joseph Drew’s new book ‘Local Government in Australia: History, Theory and Public Policy' will be launched by Professor The Hon Bob Carr on 29 June.

May 2017

Part 8 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series looks at information technology change and adoption in local government.
As part of the Changing Landscapes research series, Civica engaged UTS:IPPG to discover the latest perspectives from local government professionals about their IT systems.
UTS:IPPG has launched a new postgraduate course in applied policy. Applications are now open for July 2017.
Part 7 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series looks at potential influences on decision-making by elected representatives.
The inaugural UTS:IPPG Postgraduate Scholarship has been awarded to Narrandera Shire Council Deputy Mayor, David Fahey OAM.

April 2017

Part 6 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series looks at urban forests in the public domain.
Part 5 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series evaluates the Fairfield Health Partnership.
Listen: Shadow Minister for Local Government The Hon. Peter Primose and IPPG Director, Professor Roberta Ryan on ABC 702's Mornings with Wendy Harmer.

March 2017

Part 4 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series looks at Local Government botanic gardens' contribution to global plant conservation.
A new discussion paper which reviews the major themes on the role of local government in the housing sphere in Australia in the 21st century has been launched by the ARC Linkage Project.
Part 3 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series: Urban Design Principles for Creating Public Open Space Master Plans and Their Application to Wagga Wagga’s Riverside Precinct.

February 2017

Part 2 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series: The Challenges of Engaging Communities: Will the Small Rural Voices Be Heard in a Merged Regional Council?
Housing and accommodation; finance and employment; safety and crime and social integration - City of Sydney stakeholders learnt about key findings of the project.
Due for publication in April, 'Local Government in Australia' offers a general introduction to and analysis of the history, theory and public policy of Australian local government systems.
It’s all in the delivery: An exploratory case study focusing on the Coffs Harbour City Council Delivery Program 2010-2016 kicks off our UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series.

January 2017

UTS:CLG has launched a new $5,000 scholarship designed to support local government professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge and skills through postgraduate study.   
UTS:IPPG recently completed a research project about the wellbeing of international students living and studying within the City of Sydney.

December 2016

UTS:CLG has launched a new report about what South Australians value in their local government.
A new report from Civica explores how councils are involving citizens in service design and delivery, and in particular whether co-design approaches are being used.
Free 3-day electronic access from 6 December 2016 on new book Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development.

November 2016

Take the next step in your career with the Master of Local Management, applications for 2017 are now open.
Economies of scope, improved service quality, increased strategic capacity, organisational development - four councils in Tasmania have achieved excellent results through resource sharing.

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