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This Week @ LGANT


Newsletter, 14/11/2008

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9 The 2009 congress will attract high calibre presenters from Australia and around the world to explore how we may go about creating our future. LGMA invites all prospective presenters to express their interest in participating in the Darwin 09 culture, country and earth, prospective presenters should nominate their congress topic and provide a brief synopsis of their presentation by 31st August 2008 to national@lgma.org.au For more information contact the LGMA National Office on +61 3 9682 9222 or visit http://www.lgma.org.au/national/national_congress.php Keynote Speakers Elliott McAdam...Former Northern Territory Local Government Minister. Peter Sheahan....Australias expert in workforce trends and generational change. Bernard Salt...Renowned commentator and advisor on consumer, culture and demographic trends. Trisha Broadbridge...2004 Tsunami survivor and 2005 Young Australian of the Year. National waste policy to clarify councils' waste responsibilities The local government sector is to provide input into the development of a uniform national policy for waste management., which will seek to clarify the waste responsibilities of each tier of government. State and federal environment ministers at the Environment Protection and Heritage Council's recent meeting agreed to develop a national waste policy in order to provide a coherent and environmentally responsible framework for tackling waste on an Australia-wide basis. The national waste policy is expected to clarify the waste management duties that are most appropriate to each level of government. The Environment Protection and Heritage Council also agreed to compile a comprehensive report on the actions presently being undertaken in the waste management field, and which will also analyse emerging waste management issues such as the disposal of e-waste, to help inform the development of the national waste policy. A draft discussion paper outlining the framework for the national waste management policy is expected to be considered by the Environment Protection and Heritage Council at its first meeting for 2009 and to be made public after that meeting. It is anticipated the council will hold its first meeting for 2009 in late May or early June. The draft discussion paper is expected to be developed in consultation with state and territory governments, and the Australian Local Government Association.

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