Media contact:

Sharon Akinyi, Director Public Affairs, Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), 0418 415 649, 02 6122 9434,

Available for interview:

Mayor David O’Loughlin, President Australian Local Government Association (high resolution head shot available at this Dropbox link)

Media releases and stories:

13/09/2018 – ALGA – Australians agree, federal election focus should be local

13/09/2018 – LG FocusFederal election focus should be local

13/09/2018 – Local Government Career ALGA launches election bid

18/09/2018 – Daily Liberal – Federal government should focus on local issues at the next federal election says mayor

18/09/2018 – Government News – Next federal election will be fought ‘on local issues,’ say councils

18/09/2018 – The Examiner – Tasmanian councils eyeing federal cash in lead-up to election

19/09/2018 – Surf Coast Times Campaign says federal focus should be local

28/09/2018 – The Mercury – Revenue shrinking [Letter to the editor], Alderman Debra Thurley, candidate, Clarence City Council

22/10/2018 –  Hope 103.2 – Poll finds Australians want local focus in national politics (podcast)

22/10/2018 – Barossa and Light HeraldTime to band together for a stronger voice [Letter to the editor], Mayor Karen Redman, Town of Gawler

31/10/2018 – LGAQ – Councils call for a fairer funding go from Canberra

31/10/2018 – Dungog ChronicleFrom the mayor’s desk

19/11/2018 – Government News – Revealed: $30bn needed for ageing infrastructure

20/11/2018 – Motorbike Writer20% of timber bridges need fixing

20/11/2018 – 4MK Mackay 1026 AM, Star 1063 Townsville, Hot 91.1, Hitz 93.9 FM Bunderberg – Councils demand timber bridges get attention

21/11/2018 – ALGA – One in five local timber bridges in poor state

21/11/2018 – Industry Queensland Councils want bridges fixed

22/11/2018 – Gladstone Observer – PM aware of ‘Just 1%’ campaign for council funding

22/11/2018 – Local Government CareerBig asset gap revealed

23/11/2018 – – Push to cement bridge program

24/11/2018 – The Gympie Times – A fifth of Gympie’s 82 timber bridges has had better days

30/11/2018 – Wauchope Gazette Call to make Bridges Renewal Program permanent

10/12/2018 – ALGA – Commonwealth must not take back seat on new waste policy

14/12/2018 – LGAQ – More federal money, faster for local communities equals more jobs

17/12/2018 –  The Australian – Seeking $2bn more for infrastructure upkeep

03/01/2019 –  Local Government Career – Councils call for rural deal

12/01/2019 – Bass Coast NewsAll Politics is Local

12/01/2019 – Bendigo Advertiser – Commonwealth must back their support for Australia’s regions by restoring funding for councils [Op Ed], Mayor David O’Loughlin, ALGA President

18/01/2019 – Waste Management Review Towards a circular economy [Last Word], Mayor David O’Loughlin, ALGA President

24/01/2019 – Redland City Bulletin – Redland City Council pushes for ‘more equitable’ funding as part of federal election advocacy

28/01/2019 – Gladstone Observer – Council on board with LGAQ campaign for more funds

30/01/2019 – Central and North Burnett Times – Opinion: Council needs funding increase

7/02/2019 – The Courier Mail Mayor: “stronger focus to overcome shortfalls of the past”

07/02/2019 – The Western Times (article syndicated in Balonne Beacon and The Western Star) – Don’t turn your back on us

12/02/2019 – The Daily AdvertiserWagga City Council approves campaign against claimed $5 million drop in federal ‘Roads to Recovery’ funding

15/02/2019 – Waste Management ReviewNational waste reset

19/02/2019 – The Courier Mail (article syndicated in The Daily Telegraph ,The Advertiser, Cairns Post, Gold Coast Bulletin, Geelong Advertiser, Herald Sun and – Campaign launched to get a greater slice of the Federal infrastructure pie

20/02/2019 – – TRC Backs Federal Funding Push

21/02/2019 – NewsportMayor calls for increase to financial assistance grants

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