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In the chilling aftermath of violent attacks against women across Australia, comes the all-too-familiar despair from a chorus of voices...
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No matter how cold he gets or how much he shivers, Col McIntyre of McIntyre Property won’t be complaining the...
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Investors have given Canberra-based Viva Leisure an emphatic endorsement after it successfully listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on...
Why free, good quality local media matters more than ever in this town
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After two decades of tumultuous change in the industry, local media is arguably more important than ever. Huge financial pressures have forced hundreds of redundancies and changed formats dramatically as traditional mastheads grapple with what the audience wants and how they can pay for their business models. As a result of those pressures, the venerable Canberra Times goes behind a...
ACT Budget 2019 reaction: ‘It’s a rip-off’ to ‘steady as she goes’
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Canberra Liberals< Opposition Leader Alistair Coe says Canberrans are being monumentally ripped off. "Despite record revenue, the ACT will soon be in debt by more than $3 billion,'' he says. For the amount the Government is spending and borrowing each year, Canberrans would expect a premium level of service. Instead, this government fails to deliver even the basics well. "Canberrans...
Snowy Monaro Business Awards, and the winner is…
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The Snowy Monaro Business Awards have been handed out at The Station Resort in Jindabyne. With the chill of early season snow in the air, around 200 people turned out to cheer on and support the local business community. Twelve categories were contested, in this the second year of the awards... Excellence in Caravan & Holiday Parks This category recognises...
New winter festival in 2020 to showcase ACT innovation and ideas
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The ACT Government is hoping to fill a gap in the events calendar with a new Winter Festival next year to promote Canberra as a home of innovation, new technology and creative thinking. Last year's budget allocated $1.85 million to the 2020 festival and a tender has been released for an experienced event executive producer to deliver and run it...
Batemans Bay – Zapped with a bunch of bright ideas
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The bright startup minds of Batemans Bay and beyond have come together to pitch their new business ideas to other entrepreneurs in conjunction with the New Business Assistance - NEIS program. Coordinator Tim Whitaker works with the government-funded program and decided to bring the Big Pitch event to the Bay after huge success in Bega and Narooma. "In regional areas...
Murdoch dips into the Canberra media market with digital launch
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In a further development for the changing Canberra media market, News Corp has announced it will be launching a digital news platform called the Canberra Star. Kate Christian, who most recently worked on suburban Sydney newspapers the Wentworth Courier and the Northern District Times, is the Star's journalist. The Canberra Star is described as "a local digital news platform covering Canberra and...
How a major infrastructure firm is building reconciliation
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Infrastructure consultancy firm GHD has had a major presence here in Canberra since 1966. As an engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services consultancy, they work on big national projects, and in recent years they've had a big (and very serious) focus on Reconciliation. The company's projects in the region including work on the ACT Healthy Waterways and new Courts facilities...
Award-winning Canberra technology protects authentic Aussie products
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Australian agricultural exporters now have access to new award-winning technology from Canberra to protect their goods from worldwide counterfeiting. The Smart Trade Mark technology will use the Australian Government's digital stamp of authenticity and include transparent information on a product’s provenance to safeguard export goods. The new technology comes from IP Australia, which issues intellectual property rights, and partner, software...
Master plumbing awards ACT honour industry greats, rising stars
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Canberra’s apprentice plumber of the year Aaron Keen left the gleaming world of retailing for a career in plumbing and could not be happier. Aaron won the top award at the Master Plumbers ACT prize-giving which celebrates the excellence of the off-the-job training conducted by Canberra Institute of Technology for plumbing apprentices and tradespeople in the ACT. Aaron won the...
The capital market with David Robertson
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Each quarter, David Robertson, Head of Economic and Market Research for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, keeps us updated on the state of the ACT economy with a quarterly market update drawing on statistics from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and Real Estate Industry of Australia (REIA). January to March, 2019 quarter It’s finally here!...
Workplace gender equality: how do we get it right?
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More than 50 years since the start of the feminist movement in the 1960s which saw greater numbers of women entering the workforce, workplace gender equality is still a contentious topic. While society has come a long way, certain industries still struggle to achieve an ideal balance. The legal profession is undoubtedly one such industry, frequently dominated by “boy’s clubs”...
Yass businesses spark momentum atop a wave of new arrivals
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Four years ago Adam and Brooke Bantock, temporarily in Murrumbateman after five years in hospitality in Hong Kong and Shanghai, took such a shine to Yass they bought a big weatherboard home and opened a 50-seat bistro, Clementine, now a one-hat restaurant with a rising reputation. Four years ago, a juice van operator, Sophie Peer, and a coffee van operator,...
Putting people first a winning strategy for face2face Recruitment
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Running a small business is a hard slog. There are ups and downs, winning moments and losing moments. Small business owner Kate Prior says she has experienced the full gamut of emotions running face2face Recruitment, but of late she’s on a mega high. face2face recently won the National Recruitment Services Award, at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2019, competing...
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