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Learn what local councils are doing throughout Australia, grasp policy issues quickly and concisely and tap into international best thinking.

A joint venture between not-for-profit local authority think tank LGiU and SGS Economics and Planning, LGiU Australia is a policy information membership service dedicated to local government across Australia.

We work to inform our members by providing practical, up-to-the-minute intelligence on policy issues pertinent to local government in Australia. The service draws on information and good practice from all over Australia and around the world to help public servants make policy, support residents and work more effectively with colleagues. Put simply, we help local councils drive forward the ideas and solutions needed to provide sustainable public services in the future.

"LGiU is a leading UK think tank working with local authorities to design and deliver better services for communities. We're proud to partner with LGiU to bring this policy information service to Australia. It's a great tool for local councils to tap into new thinking and practical intelligence quickly and easily."

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"Our members value being connected to new ideas and given the intellectual tools to operate effectively. Our daily news service informs members what's happening in local government nationally, our briefings help decision-makers grasp policy issues quickly, and our podcasts introduce new thinking and innovations. LGiU is a hub for local government best thinking."

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What members receive

LGiU Australia members receive:

  • Daily news bulletin summarising what the papers are saying about local government across Australia.
  • Briefings, reports and other content written by sector experts in Australia supplemented by international insights on relevant local government issues from our global network of associates.
  • Interesting and insightful guest blog posts and podcasts from around the world.
  • Workshops, roundtables and other events.

    Watch the LGiU Australia launch event

    Register for your free trial

    Join 30,000+ local government colleagues across the world and register for your free three-month trial. You’ll receive daily bulletins, policy briefings, guest blog posts, invitations to online events and access to member-only content on the LGiU global website for every staff member in your council. This is an obligation-free trial -- all we ask is that you provide feedback during your trial so that we can continue to improve our services.

    SGS Economics and Planning Luke Nicholls
    SGS Economics and Planning Yilong
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    SGS Economics and Planning Samantha Alfheim


    Contact Luke Nicholls by email at lnicholls@sgsep.com.au.