Investment in business development will boost confidence
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The Canberra Business Chamber commends the ACT Government for providing strategic funding in this year's Budget to stimulate economic activity...
Investment in business development will boost confidence
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The Canberra Business Chamber commends the ACT Government for providing strategic funding in this year's Budget to stimulate economic activity...
Glenn Keys to take over as Chair of Canberra Business Chamber
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The election on 19 February 2014 of Mr Glenn Keys, as Chair of the Canberra Business Chamber Board, was another...
Welcome to the Future of Canberra Business
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On 13 November, a new organisation called Canberra Business Chamber launched at Hotel Realm at their Inaugural Gala Dinner. Canberra Business Chamber resulted from the coming together of Canberra Business Council and the ACT and Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The new organisation has launched with a bang, they released a new brand, a new board and a new...
Government decision to delay new convention centre beyond belief
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Congratulations Glenn Keys: ACT Australian of the year Congratulations to Canberra Business Chamber Board member, Glenn Keys, who was named the 2015 ACT Australian of the Year at a ceremony in Canberra on 3 November 2014. Glenn was recognized not only as a successful businessman and a leader in Canberra's business community, but as a philanthropist and disability campaigner. Each...
Government decision to delay new convention centre beyond belief
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The Canberra business community is deeply disappointed and perplexed by the ACT Government's decision to further delay, u ntil after 2020, the development of a new convention centre for the Nation's Capital. As recently as 3 June 2014 the ACT Government committed $1.5 million to the next phase of the Australia Forum project to include the preparation of a detailed...
ACT Budget reinforces confidence in Canberra and its future
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In the wake of a tough Federal Budget, the 2014-15 ACT Budget recognised two fundamental realities. This is not the time for the ACT Government to add to the economic pressures by also cutting its spending. Rather it is the time to support our economy by investing in infrastructure and stimulating economic activity to create jobs. Second, the private sector...
Federal Budget 2014-15
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We all knew that the 2014-15 Federal Budget would bring challenges to the economy and the private sector in Canberra and the surrounding region. After two years of speculation and rhetoric about the number of public service job cuts we now know that the Australian Public Service (APS) will be literally decimated - a massive 10% of the APS or...
Federal Budget 2014-15
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The next six weeks will be critically important for business in the ACT. The Expenditure Review Committee has been meeting; the final report of the Commission of Audit has been delivered and will be released before the 2014- 15 Federal Budget is handed down on 13 May 2014 and a month later on 3 June 2014 the ACT Budget will...
Business achievements builds confidence
April 2014 Issue 92
This year is shaping up to be a big one for business in Canberra and the Capital Region. We all know that it will be a year of significant challenges for the private sector and the ACT economy but there have been a number of significant "wins" for business recently. The challenge The protracted period of uncertainty caused by our...
The right building in the right place
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Canberra Business Council partnered with representatives of Canberra's major industry groups involved in the property and construction industry (MBA, Property Council Aust ACT, Consult Australia and the Planning Institute of Australia ACT) to present a joint industry submission titled 'Call to Action' to the ACT Government. Beyond both the Commonwealth and ACT Governments, the property, building and construction sector is...
Challenging times ahead
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There is little doubt that this year will be a challenging one for Canberra and for businesses in Canberra and the region. The 2013 14 Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO), released on 17 December 2013, disclosed in detail how the Federal budget position had deteriorated since the May 2013 Budget - the total underlying cash deterioration over the...
Time for a ‘meeting place’ in the ‘meeting place’
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Recently Canberra was privileged to have Larry Oltmann visit for a two-day workshop on the proposed Australia Forum convention centre. The Australia Forum workshop in light of the Australia Forum Scoping Study (2010) and the City to the Lake Project objectives, within the context of the City Plan. It was exciting to participate in the workshop, which considered potential sites...
The right building in the right place
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Recently Canberra was privileged to have Larry Oltmann visit for a two-day workshop on the proposed Australia Forum convention centre. The Australia Forum workshop in light of the Australia Forum Scoping Study (2010) and the City to the Lake Project objectives, within the context of the City Plan. It was exciting to participate in the workshop, which considered potential sites...
Federal Election – 7 September 2013
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As I write this article we are heading off to polls for the Federal Election on 7 September 2013. By the time you read this article the election may well be decided. Regardless of who comes into power, it is critical that the incoming government has received a clear list of priorities for the ACT and region. Canberra Business Council...
A plan for Canberra
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Last month in this article I bemoaned the fact that the 2013 Federal Budget had no offsetting investment in industry development or infrastructure for Canberra to minimise the disproportionally negative impact of significant cutbacks the Australian Public Service (APS) and nothing to assist Canberra to optimise the opportunities to diversify its economy in the longer term. I suggested that there...
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