Greg Hallam

Type: Person
Name: Greg Hallam
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

City railway station vital link for WWI troops

TOOWOOMBA Railway Station was a vital link for Queensland's troop movements during the First World War.Hundreds of troops travelled through the city on their way to ports in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as to the north.For example, on November 24, 1914, ... [Published Toowoomba Chronicle - Aug 08 2014]
First reported May 20 2014 - Updated May 20 2014 - 1 reports

Local mayors join budget backlash, saying funding freeze threatens services

Services threat: council workers outside the Gladstone council building in Queensland. Photograph: Dan Peled/AAP Tony Abbott is facing a backlash from local mayors who say they will have to increase rates or cut municipal services to cope with a three-year ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 20 2014]
First reported May 02 2014 - Updated May 02 2014 - 1 reports

Qld councils appealing court rates ruling

QUEENSLAND'S local councils are appealing over a court decision that banned a regional council from discriminating against investors.Mackay Regional Council faces a $1.6 million refund bill after 300 landlords this week successfully won a Supreme Court ... [Published Townsville Bulletin - May 02 2014]

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"john howard had a freeze on local government grants in his first budget in 1996, but it only lasted for one year. we want this one lifted as soon as possible, three years is just too long" Hallam said
"many councils presently use the differential rating power to categorise residential land based on whether it is used as a principal place of residence, or for investment purposes" the association's Greg Hallam said in a statement on Friday

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City railway station vital link for WWI troops [Published Toowoomba Chronicle - Aug 08 2014]
Local mayors join budget backlash, saying fundi... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 20 2014]
Qld councils appealing court rates ruling [Published Townsville Bulletin - May 02 2014]
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