Nominations have opened for ex-Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's former Brisbane seat ahead of a by-election in March.
Brisbane City Council has announced $400 million-plus spending cuts until June 30, with green bridge construction one of the major projects affected.
Almost 2200 people living on Norfolk Island could have self-rule returned more than seven years after the federal government took over the remote island.
Queensland councils are wary about a state government discussion paper on potential caps on spending during local government elections.
Results from three local government elections in NSW have been voided after electronic voting failures last year.