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Book launch: Local Government in Australia
4 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.
2ser: Census 2016 - Planning for the Future
4 July 2017
Listen: IPPG Director, Professor Roberta Ryan discusses Census findings on 2ser's the Daily.
Multicultural Policy and Practice
3 July 2017
IPPG partnered with the Korean Local Government Centre Sydney to host a group of representatives from 15 Korean local governments.
CLAIR Forum 2017: Regional Activation
27 June 2017
Presentations from the 2017 CLAIR Forum are now available. The theme of the Forum this year was regional activation.
Inclusive and Cohesive Communities in NSW Conference 2-3 Nov 2017
22 June 2017
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.
SydNEXT: "It's Home": Staying Local in a Global City
15 June 2017
How have the recent council mergers impacted on Sydney's local communities? Watch SydNEXT's video, including an interview with Professor Roberta Ryan.
Accelerate Your Career with the Master of Applied Policy or Master of Local Government
9 June 2017
Take the next step in your career with IPPG's postgraduate qualifications. Applications for July 2017 close on 30 June.
Local Government in Australia: The Deep Dive
8 June 2017
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.
UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series: Information and Communication Technology Change and Adoption in Local Government: A New South Wales Exploratory Study
22 May 2017
Part 8 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series looks at information technology change and adoption in local government.
Digital Transformation: What Do Local Councils Need in the Digital Age?
16 May 2017
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.
New Master of Applied Policy Course Addresses the Need for Policy Professionals with Practical Skills
12 May 2017
UTS:IPPG has launched a new postgraduate course in applied policy. Applications are now open for July 2017.
UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series: Investigating Ethical Paradigms and Values: Potential Influences on Decision-Making by Elected Representatives
8 May 2017
Part 7 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series looks at potential influences on decision-making by elected representatives.
Passionate Local Government Advocate Announced as Inaugural UTS:IPPG Scholarship Recipient
3 May 2017
The inaugural UTS:IPPG Postgraduate Scholarship has been awarded to Narrandera Shire Council Deputy Mayor, David Fahey OAM.
UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series: Managing Trees in the Public Domain
26 April 2017
Part 6 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series looks at urban forests in the public domain.
UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series: 21-Year Partnership – Has It Made A Difference? Evaluating the Fairfield Health Partnership
11 April 2017
Part 5 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series evaluates the Fairfield Health Partnership.
ABC: Should Property Developers and Real Estate Agents be Allowed to Hold Office on Local Councils?
4 April 2017
Listen: Shadow Minister for Local Government The Hon. Peter Primose and IPPG Director, Professor Roberta Ryan on ABC 702's Mornings with Wendy Harmer.
UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series: Australian Local Government Botanic Gardens' Contribution to Global Plant Conservation
28 March 2017
Part 4 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series looks at Local Government botanic gardens' contribution to global plant conservation.
Local Government and Housing in the 21st Century: a Discussion Paper
17 March 2017
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.
UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series: Urban Design Principles for Creating Public Open Spaces
14 March 2017
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.
UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series: The Challenges of Engaging Communities
28 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?
Wellbeing of International Students Project Presentation
22 February 2017
Housing and accommodation; finance and employment; safety and crime and social integration - City of Sydney stakeholders learnt about key findings of the project.
New Book on Australian Local Government
16 February 2017
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.
UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series: It’s All in the Delivery
14 February 2017
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.
New Scholarship to Support Professional Development of Local Government Practitioners
12 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.
Wellbeing of International Students in the City of Sydney
12 January 2017
UTS:IPPG recently completed a research project about the wellbeing of international students living and studying within the City of Sydney.
New Report Affirms Value of Local Government to South Australian Communities
13 December 2016
UTS:CLG has launched a new report about what South Australians value in their local government.
New Report: The Changing Landscape for Delivering Services
12 December 2016
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.
New Book on Sub-National Governance and Development
6 December 2016
Free 3-day electronic access from 6 December 2016 on new book Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development.
Accelerate Your Career with the Master of Local Government
25 November 2016
Take the next step in your career with the Master of Local Management, applications for 2017 are now open.
Resource Sharing Success Stories in Tasmania
14 November 2016
Economies of scope, improved service quality, increased strategic capacity, organisational development - four councils in Tasmania have achieved excellent results through resource sharing.