About Genevieve Jacobs

Genevieve Jacobs has been a journalist for 30 years, working in print and radio. Her career began with rural newspapers on the South West Slopes, she has freelanced for national magazines and spent a decade with ABC Radio Canberra. She works with a wide range of Canberra organisations including the Tara Costigan Foundation, and Gift of Life ACT, sits on the ACT’s advisory committee for Historic Places and the boards of the National Folk Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, M16 artspace and the Conflict Resolution Service.

Genevieve has an enduring interest in building community, and creating discussions that include us all. And she still loves nothing better than a good yarn.

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Canberra’s Women in Business are a winning combination
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Twenty five years ago, a group of Canberra women had a good idea to create an organisation founded by women and run solely for women to provide support and development opportunities for businesswomen in the Canberra region. Canberra Women in Business (CWB) was born. "There were not a lot of options for women in business in 1992," says CWB president...
Best friends at work: the rise of Canberra’s office dogs
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A couple of months ago, Region Media made a real "hero hire". He's already had a major impact on morale, and his input was ranked highly by staff in our annual performance review cycle. Those achievements have been recognised with a plum HR role and a headshot in our media kit. His name? Mr Smiggle. Sure, he spends much of...
Canberra Times to be printed by the competition as ACM closes presses
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After consultations with their printing staff in Canberra and several other sites, Australian Community Media has announced that they will cease printing permanently here in Canberra, at Ballarat and Murray Bridge. The Canberra and Murray Bridge sites will close at the end of August, while the Ballarat plant will cease printing on 2 October. There will be redundancies associated with...
Mill House provides the grist for businesses who want to do good
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The global change in direction towards more ethically grounded business has found its way to Canberra, and the results are grist to the mill for community good. The Mill House Ventures is the social innovation node of the Canberra Innovation Network, and the vision behind the venture is to support, nurture and grow people who want to use business as...
Kim Treasure joins Region Media’s growing team
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Senior regional journalist and editor Kim Treasure is joining Region Media in the role of content director as the media group continues to expand across the NSW South East. Most recently, Kim was Australian Community Media's managing editor for NSW South with responsibility for around 40 mastheads. Her role will be to oversee content and staffing across the RiotACT, About Regional,...
Canberra Times’ presses likely to be permanently mothballed
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The Canberra Times has been named as one of four Australian Community Media sites where printing is likely to cease permanently. Print production last took place at Fyshwick in April. ACM announced then that operations would be paused for at least two months, at the same time as large numbers of regional newspapers were shelved until the end of June....
My Gungahlin joins the Region Media stable in our next phase of growth
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Mark Scarborough’s engagement on the internet with his My Gungahlin site goes back to a time when Yellow Pages were his main competition – in digital terms, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. My Gungahlin is a fixture in the community, devoted to providing information about the Gungahlin region to residents, businesses and visitors to Gungahlin. We’re pleased to announce...
Stop the presses: The Canberra Times cancels Fyshwick printing, non-daily ACM titles suspended
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In a sign of the deeply troubling times for legacy media companies, Australian Community Media, which now owns The Canberra Times, has announced today that they'll cease local printing operations for at least the next two months. The print editions of ACM's 14 daily newspapers, including The Canberra Times, Newcastle Herald and The Border Mail, are not affected by the...
Galia’s flexible approach to leadership makes Synergy shine
Local Leaders
Yoga on the grass outside the office might not be the very first thing you associate with the CEO of a dynamic professional services company. But Galia Cornish from Synergy is not your average corporate leader. The professional services firm is certainly a significant player in the Canberra market: it turns over around $85 million per annum and employs 325 people...
Region Media launches Chinese edition for local market
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Sam Wong AM is completely unequivocal about how he feels about Canberra. "I think this is one of the best places in Australia and probably in the whole world," he says. And as Region Media launches our Chinese language version of the RiotACT at Lunar New Year, he happily agrees that accurate, well-sourced local information is one of the best ways...
Business Chamber says fires will affect region’s economy, offers support for business owners
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"Our region has been devastated by these fires and it's bound to have an impact on business and our economy as a whole. "We're not sure what the level of impact will be,  but we know it's there and we need to be prepared for the effect on the territory economy as a whole as well as individual businesses", Canberra...
Capital-focussed Zango will change how Canberra buys real estate
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The property and real estate sector in Canberra is set for a major shake-up in 2020 with the emergence of a significant new player on the scene. The Zango real estate portal has been developed collaboratively by a group of local agents with buy-in from local operators, who say their intention is to create a wholly local platform for the...
Seeing Machines’ advanced technology is a winning ACT export
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An idea born in the ANU's robotics labs two decades ago has grown into a world-leading Artifical Intelligence company that's picked up this year's major Chief Minister's Export Award. Seeing Machines creates enabled driver monitoring technology, measuring and tracking a driver's eye and head position and movements. The data can feed into advanced driver assistance systems and assess whether the driver...
The search for Canberra’s oldest businesses, then, now and always
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In a town erroneously believed by outsiders to be all about government, it's remarkable how many businesses continue to grow generation upon generation. Now the Canberra Business Chamber is looking for the yarns that tell the history of our business community. There's Cusacks, who have been selling furniture since the second decade of last century, enduring everything the local economy...
Canberra company’s Ebola response lauded with humanitarian service medals
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At the height of a rampant Ebola outbreak in 2014, Freetown, Sierra Leone was described by Aspen Medical's Dr John Gerrard as "the worst affected city, in the worst affected country in the worst ever epidemic of the worst disease known". But rather than retreating in horror from a virulent epidemic, medical staff from the Canberra company headed straight towards...
Workshops will show how to build a thriving export business in the Capital Region
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Getting into export sounds like a big call for many small businesses. Where would you start? How challenging could it be? The Canberra Region Joint Organisation, representing eight neighbouring local government areas, says the Capital Region is richly blessed with export possibilities. Often all that's lacking is confidence and know-how The CRJO is co-presenting a series of free interactive workshops, designed...
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