ALGA and your state/territory local government association have made it simple for your council to pitch in to the federal election advocacy happening at the national level by preparing you a federal election advocacy kit, which is available below.
We encourage you to use the key theme ‘All Politics is Local’. This theme highlights that all politics comes down to local people and communities and it is perfect to draw attention to the federal election priorities of local government.
Your support of our sector’s advocacy efforts is critical and we urge you to lend your voice to the sector’s call to all federal political parties to respond to ALGA’s election initiatives, and in particular, our push for Financial Assistant Grants that are at least 1 percent of Commonwealth tax revenue.
If we can get enough federal representatives and candidates championing our local priorities, we can ultimately get support from the government and more projects delivered for our communities.
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