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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Linda Scott elected President of Australian Local Government Association



Labor congratulates Linda Scott on her election as President of the Australian Local Government Association.


Linda brings with her a wealth of experience. She has served as Vice President of the Australian Local Government Association since 2018, been a Councillor on the City of Sydney since 2012 and served as Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney between 2018 and 2019.

We also thank outgoing President David O’Loughlin who has served in this role since 2016. David has advocated relentlessly for local government during his four years as President, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local government across Australia have faced increasing challenges this year from the horror bushfire season and record-breaking drought, to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our councils know what their communities need – what will create local jobs and what will help get local economies back on their feet - and the work they do will also be essential in helping Australia emerge from this recession.

Linda Scott will be a strong advocate for local government in her new role as President and we look forward to working with her.

FRIDAY, 13 NOVEMBER 2020