Tradies urged to report safety risks, injuries to avoid painful compo claims
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Canberra tradies are being encouraged to dob in dodgy worksites or risk serious injury. Contractors and short-term employees remain reluctant to report accidents and unsafe work practices on job sites, despite the residential construction industry having the highest number of workers’ compensation claims for the past five years compared to other ACT sectors. Maliganis Edwards Johnson (MEJ) partner and workplace...
Businesses team up with the Southern Cross Club to mark 50 year milestone
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The Canberra Southern Cross Club has teamed up with local businesses to make limited edition products to sell as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. Businesses such as Underground Spirits, Lake George Winery, Capital Brewing Co and Lonsdale Street Roasters will come together to show their support with a special selection of unique wines, spirits and coffee to commemorate the...
Chris Johnson joins Region team to head public sector coverage
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Chris Johnson will join the Region team in mid-August as our Public Sector Editor. Chris is currently the editor of The Mandarin and will bring a wealth of public sector reporting experience to his new role. A Walkley Award-winning journalist, Chris is a longtime member of the Canberra Press Gallery at Parliament House. He was the bureau chief for Fairfax Media...
Much-loved Cooleman Court team member receives award of his own at nation’s top pharmacy
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A staff member at the nation's Pharmacy of the Year has been honoured in a special presentation. Assistant at Cooleman Court Pharmacy in Weston Creek, Daniel Lewis, has been recognised for his contribution and efforts in helping the business. The award was presented by pharmacy proprietors Brad Butt and Brooke Veasey, and the pharmacy guild's national president Trent Twomey. Daniel was among...
Healthy sponsorships a gamechanger for junior sporting clubs
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Young water polo players are among the first to benefit from the ACT Government's new Gamechangers initiative which is encouraging healthier sponsorship opportunities for junior sporting clubs. The Gungahlin Dragons Water Polo Club has said "no thank you" to unhealthy fast food sponsorship, instead accepting support from plumbing business, Water Tight Canberra. Dragons vice president Andrea Sansom says the club...
Canberra public servant designs app to make sure no-one’s stranded by bushfire again
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An app designed to save lives during natural disasters is among seven innovative business ideas to receive thousands of dollars of grant funding from the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN). Like many others, Tristan Morris was holidaying with friends on the south coast in the summer of 2019-20 when he found himself surrounded by a raging bushfire. He decided to fill...
More than Canberra’s gateway – Majura Valley reveals rich past, exciting future
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It's uncommon for farmland to be found in capital cities, but in the case of the Majura Valley – it's important. "We are in a constant state of vigilance when it comes to the integrity of this land," says Anne McGrath from Majura Valley Free Range Eggs. "We have to make sure that agriculture, including that related to tourism, is...
New employment program helps Canberra veteran families find stability after service
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A special new program is giving Canberra's veterans a chance to secure a rewarding civilian job. Funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), the RSL Veterans Employment Program is a nationwide effort to provide specialist career services to not only local veterans but also their immediate families, all completely free of charge. This includes assistance with changing careers, writing resumes...
Who wears the cost if you pay an invoice into a clever hacker’s account?
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It’s the ultimate hit-in-the-guts moment. You've just had a call from a business telling you they're still waiting for payment. The issue? You made the bank transfer a few days ago.  Where did it go? There’s a very good chance it’s gone straight into the accounts of a hacker. You’ve fallen victim to a sophisticated email scam – where an...
Business Chamber to help reawaken, boost ACT’s export industries
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Canberra Business Chamber has again won an ACT Government contract to help local businesses develop export markets, but this time the term has been extended to enhance its ability to kickstart the Territory's export activity so disrupted by the pandemic. Chamber CEO Graham Catt said that coming out of the pandemic, when businesses would be trying to restore broken trade...
It’s party time: Canberra’s nighttime economy to benefit from regulations overhaul
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The ACT Government says a significant overhaul of regulations will help businesses like clubs, bars and music venues operate more easily in the nighttime economy. This will form only one part of a regulation agenda that has been released following a review of business regulation in the ACT. It's already been welcomed by the business community. Some of the issues raised...
Canberra startup keeps satellites functioning and out of the orbit-uaries
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A Canberra software company is joining forces with the UK government to help put satellites into space. Nominal Systems has been awarded a contract to develop a spacecraft and missions simulator for the UK's Ministry of Defence. The software is said to reduce the number of satellites failing in space by providing a cheaper and easier testing method. CEO and...
Canberra embraces solar after new scheme shines light on zero-interest loan
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Canberra has never been a city to shy away from green energy options. Five months after the ACT Government announced the Sustainable Household Scheme, more than 800 Canberrans have used it to add solar energy installations to their homes. The scheme, opened in October last year after a successful pilot, offers Canberra households 10-year zero-interest loans of up to $15,000...
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