G2B: Chief Minister’s Message

G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
Lonely Planet's announcement of Canberra being named as the third best city in the world to visit in 2018 caused...
G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
The ACT's economy continues to be one of the strongest in the world and Standard & Poor's recent confirmation of...
G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
National and international institutions are investing in Canberra because they see opportunity for growth and the willingness of government and...
Delivering for a better Canberra
G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
This Government went to the last election with a positive plan for vibrant renewal all across our city and suburbs. And our 2017-18 ACT Budget starts delivering that plan. We've made huge strides in the past two decades, from the growth of Gungahlin and the maturing of Tuggeranong to the creation and renewal of NewActon, Kingston Foreshore and Braddon. Economically,...
Bringing the best to Canberra
G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
Canberra's progressive and open nature is attracting some of the world's best and brightest talent and companies to our city. As I mentioned in last month's B2B Magazine, the Government is seeking to achieve our ambitions to becoming a worldleading city by playing to our strengths, and that includes when attracting and retaining national and global talent to Canberra. Jobs...
Achieving CBR’s ambition
G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
Last year, I released a vision of Canberra, where we achieve our ambition to be a world-leading 21st century city, playing to our strengths and using our natural advantages well. The Canberra: a statement of ambition document sets our city's goals for the next 20 years. And to achieve the vision, we need to be strong, bold and decisive. We...
Continuing to make doing business easier in the ACT
G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
One of the first decisions I made as Chief Minister, back in late 2014, was to establish a new 'one-stop shop' for business, to better connect small and large business with government and reduce red tape. All businesses interact with government - some do this many times a day - so the 'one stop shop' solution aimed to be an...
Getting down to business
G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
Recent global political events have shown it is important governments listen to their constituents and act on their wishes and concerns. In the ACT, last October's election showed that Canberrans want a progressive and positive agenda. They also want a government that listens, that acts and one that they can trust. We are building on this result and getting on...
Building the future of our city
G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
Celebrating Canberra's centenary in 2013 has helped Canberrans focus on what is special about our city. As a government and as a community, we must build on that feeling and create that future together. Cities do not succeed by accident or by leaving things to chance; they require good design, good governance and great collaboration. Cities must internally collaborate to...
Celebrating two creative capitals
G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
Photo: Sam Halstead Young, vibrant, smart and innovative are all well-used descriptors of Canberra. But they also perfectly describe Wellington, our cool apital sister city from across the ditch. Canberra and Wellington have much in common. We are two of the most liveable cities in the OECD, both cities leverage business opportunities that extend from the seat of our respective...
Light rail bound for Woden
G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
The re-elected Labor Government will take light rail to Woden via the Parliamentary Triangle. Work will begin immediately on developing this route, with construction contracts to be signed in the next term of government. Extending light rail to Woden will create a north-south spine for our public transport network and critically, it will get light rail across the lake. Buses,...
UN gives ACT top marks for ethical investment
G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
The ACT Government has received a performance rating of 'A' for responsible investment practices from the world's leading proponent of responsible investment. Backed by the United Nations, Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) supports investments that are environmentally and socially responsible and have strong corporate governance. This strong result reflects the government's commitment to responsible and measured investment and shows that...
Positive outlook for Canberra businesses
G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
All the signs point towards our city experiencing a period of growth in the coming months which is a major opportunity for our business community to prosper. The ACT's unemployment level fell again in June - bucking the national trend and maintaining our status of having the lowest unemployment rate in the country. Employment growth has been positive for thirteen...
Act budget 2016-17: Building a strong and diverse economy for Canberra
G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
Building a strong economy that continues to grow and create jobs is one of the ACT Government's highest priorities-and the 2016-17 ACT Budget continues to do just that. The ACT Government took proactive and targeted action to support economic growth in the Territory during the deep cuts the Commonwealth made to its jobs and spending over the last few years....
ACT exports boom as work to diversify economy builds momentum
G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
In the 1990s the Liberals sacked thousands of Canberrans and the city went into recession. They've done the same again in recent years, but the damage has been contained. The city is still moving ahead. There are cranes on the skylines and customers in the shops. In fact, despite massive job cuts, we have the lowest unemployment of any jurisdiction...
Capital ambition – using the Canberra advantage to boost economy
G2B: Chief Minister’s Message
We have every reason to be optimistic and ambitious. That is why my government is taking the bold steps now to deliver the benefits Canberrans need over the next 20 years. In my recent State of the Territory address, I launched the ACT's Government's Statement of Ambition for Canberra - which outlines a clear trajectory to deliver a compact and...
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