Future of Local Government after crisis. Join an online forum.

2020 has been particularly challenging for local government – from natural disasters to the COVID-19 pandemic. Often the first point of contact, councils have played a key role in supporting communities and businesses through recent crises by rapidly adapting to change.

We invite you to join the Australian leg of the OECD’s global conversations on ‘Government After Shock’ as we discuss what influence 2020 is having on future directions in local government.

Engage with a panel of local government experts in dialogue with UTS facilitators Carol Mills and The Hon. Verity Firth as they consider:

  • How has local government responded during the recent crises?
  • What challenges and opportunities have emerged as a result?
  • What are the lessons learned, and how can the positives be taken forward?

How can we ensure councils have the resources and capacity to deliver for their communities into the future?

Our panel of experts are:

  • Monica Barone, CEO, City of Sydney
  • Mayor Tracey Roberts, City of Wanneroo, and President of the WA Local Government Association
  • Mayor Jerome Laxale, City of Ryde
  • Claire Sullivan, CEO, Local Government Professionals Australia

This event is jointly hosted by the UTS Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion (CSJI) and the Institute for Public Policy and Governance  (IPPG). Carol Mills is the Director of IPPG and Verity Firth is the Executive Director of CSJI.

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Ticket Cost: FREE with Registration


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