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LGA parental leave policy for councillors

The LGA has adopted a model parental leave policy for councillors, assisting councils to introduce formal maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements, which can help break down barriers to standing for elected office.

Workforce planning

The LGA provides practical support to the local government sector to enable the delivery of strategic workforce planning.

Making homelessness strategies happen

Local government is at the heart of the nation’s response to homelessness – we are house builders, housing enablers, and landlords, responsible guardians for people experiencing homelessness and care needs, support providers, and place-shapers; and we are democratically accountable to communities.