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When Tim Cologon arrives for work with the Independent team, it's already an awesome day. According to Tim, it's triple-A...
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Getting into export sounds like a big call for many small businesses. Where would you start? How challenging could it...
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Concerns about waste and recycling proposals in Fyshwick may have been a catalyst but the new Fyshwick Business Association has been...
Businesses urge brake on commercial rate rises
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Phillip small business owner Terry Patat has a rates message for Chief Minister Andrew Barr - enough is enough. His commercial rates bill is becoming a crushing burden, with a 76 per cent increase in the past three years enough to make him consider heading across the border after 30 years trading as Pedders Suspension and Brakes in Salamander Court....
Australia’s next supercomputer brings ten times more firepower to ANU
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Step aside Raijin, there is a new supercomputer in town. Australia is set to have a new supercomputer which will deliver a 10-fold increase in speed for Australian National University researchers thanks to a $70 million upgrade. Australia's current fastest supercomputer Raijin, which is also housed at ANU, began operating in 2013 but has been sliding down the global rankings in...
Canberra couple exit their world-class software start-up of 28 years
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She was raised in Canberra’s south, he was from the north side. They teamed up at ANU and created a software platform now used every minute of the day around the world. Intelledox is the quintessential Canberra start-up story. If you have applied online to renew your passport, or a new insurance policy, or enrolled to go to hospital or...
Are you an exporter? Canberra businesses step up for local and national awards
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Canberra is not immediately apparent as a major export centre. We're a small city with little manufacturing. But in the world of 21st-century exporting, being nimble and clever is a very big asset especially where you're trading knowledge. The ACT annual export awards give business across the Territory a chance to show what they've got on a local and national...
Love variety? Why not try a professional secondment
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Those who love the legal profession are spoiled for choice in Canberra, with fantastic career opportunities available in both the public and private sectors. But a good job with great conditions and an enviable culture can be hard to find, regardless of your industry. Competition is tough, and securing a permanent role with a law firm, business or the internal...
Autistic IT developer in Canberra finds opportunity and support
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Ronnie - or Nazzareno as he was called back then - had a tough time growing up in the late 1950s. In the working-class suburbs of Melbourne, when having an Italian heritage was deemed to be 'reprehensible', Ronnie became an extreme introvert and struggled with depression and OCD, but wasn’t diagnosed then. He also obsessed over things such as cricket statistics,...
Viva buys fitness group and continues rapid expansion
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Canberra-based health clubs and aquatic facilities operator Viva Leisure has acquired the territory’s Project Fitness Group and will operate the boutique functional training studio under its highly successful Hiit Republic brand. Viva leisure, the owner of Club Lime in the ACT, which listed on the Australian Stock Exchange earlier this year, revealed the purchase for the high-performance training facility in...
Raku and Mooseheads take top gongs at 2019 ACT Hospitality Awards
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A modern Japanese restaurant in the heart of the city has been named the best restaurant in the nation's capital at the 2019 ACT Hospitality Awards on Monday night (22 July) as Canberra's top bars and restaurants came together to celebrate the best in the industry. Raku, located on Bunda Street, beat out Sage Dining Rooms and OTIS Dining Hall to be named the ACT's...
Meyer Vandenberg gives back to Canberra’s ‘community of goodness’
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Canberra independent legal firm Meyer Vandenberg (MV) continues to engage with a growing cross-section of the community in its support for ACT charities. Each year Meyer Vandenberg staff choose a new charity to support. The firm’s community engagement committee approves pro bono work and organises and coordinates events for their chosen charity, which will be the Stella Bella Little Stars...
A united voice to project new era for dynamic Fyshwick
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A public meeting in Fyshwick on Tuesday will consider forming a new business group to guide the ongoing growth and identity of Canberra’s dynamic light-industrial suburb. Over the past 15 years Fyshwick has become trendier, with cutting-edge work spaces, a wider choice of cafes and eateries in a transformation like old industrial suburbs in inner Sydney, Melbourne, London and New...
Lights out soon for iconic Fyshwick business
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When Dennis Barnes flicks the switch for the last time at Fyshwick's Southside Lighting at the end of the month, it will mean the end of a Canberra institution and one of the capital's great business stories. "I've done my 44 and a half years apprenticeship so I figure it's time to bail out,'' the 72-year-old former sparky says. Southside...
Village Building Company celebrates 30 years of creating Canberra communities
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Bob Winnell from the Village Building Company has good reason to look contented as he considers 30 years of development in Canberra. From pioneering the idea of a tram to buying up the Big Banana (and continuing to own a banana plantation), he's now a long way from the battling builder with big ideas about knitting our community together into...
Checking brakes and breaking stereotypes at Fisher Car Mechanical
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Introducing Naomi, a 31-year-old administrative assistant at a local Canberra mechanic shop. Naomi has Down Syndrome, but she is seriously challenging the stereotypes of people with disabilities who can’t be independent, work in mainstream places or meaningful jobs. It is a bright sunny day and I am greeted outside the shop by Naomi, and her employers, Raffy and Charlie Sgroi,...
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