New survey launched

QLGRA has launched a new survey on councils: ‘How Well Does Your Council Serve Your Local Community?’

We’re gathering data on how well councils are serving individuals and local communities. We’d like to know if they are improving or getting worse, and especially the effect of boundary changes (such as amalgamations).

We use skip logic – so you can choose to complete the survey in under 10 minutes or to give more detailed responses if you have the time. There’s also an option to provide detail on rate increases over time. It is completely anonymous unless you choose to include your contact details.

Please consider contributing – and encourage everyone you know to have their say too.  The survey page on our website is:

Dear Grandad …

The following email was received out of the blue by one of our members recently, from his granddaughter in Sydney (aged 10).  It shows that the younger generation has a good grasp of local politics!

“Dear Grandad, recently we have started learning history in class and learning about Australian federation.  Our class discussion led us to amalgamation and I think council amalgamation is disgusting!  Isn’t the whole point of state government to care for their state so isn’t the whole point of a local government to care for each person and to cater to their specific needs?  Mum told me that the Queensland government had forced a lot of amalgamation and now Mike Baird (the NSW premier) is doing it too!  I totally support you in your efforts to de-amalgamate; when will our premiers learn some common sense?

Daisy – xoxo”