COVID final nail in coffin of aged and disability care cleaning firm
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The COVID-19 pandemic has finished off a Canberra cleaning company that has serviced the disability and aged care sector for about 30 years. GeeJayGee Pty Limited, trading as All Suburbs Private Home Care, which contracted cleaning services to organisations such as [email protected] and BaptistCare, is being wound up. Tony Lane of Beacon Advisory has been appointed liquidator. Mr Lane said...
Vantage takes top prize at Strata Community Awards for third straight year
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A memorable three-peat stole the show as the ACT strata community celebrated its best across 11 business, project and individual categories at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra. Vantage Strata took out the night’s big prize at the CHU SCA (ACT) 2021 Strata Community Awards on Friday, 18 February. For the third year in succession, the Canberra team won the Strata Community...
Health Department tech chief to join Canberra IT and AI firm xAmplify
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The Health Department's technology chief is leaving the Australian Public Service for a leadership role with Canberra IT services and artificial intelligence firm xAmplify. xAmplify says Daniel Keys will join the company on 1 March 2022 as Head of Futures and Innovation. In his current role as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Health, Mr Keys has been instrumental in...
Heaps Normal cleans up at Telstra Business Awards ahead of big Sydney brewery launch
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It's been far from a typical week for Canberra-born non-alcoholic beer brewing company Heaps Normal. The young company took out the 'Embracing Innovation' and 'Outstanding Growth' categories at the Telstra Business Awards on Monday (14 February). The win comes less than a month after the release of 'Another Lager', the second product of the Heaps Normal brand, and less than...
Short-term rental management made simple with Guested
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It has been a tough past two years for the travel industry but, as the borders open and visitors return, this is the ideal time for opportunistic investors to get a short-term stay property up and running. Leasing your home or apartment in Canberra can become a lucrative investment, with the potential of doubling return compared to long-term leasing. With...
Can an employer make you take a rapid test before you return to work?
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As cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 explode across the country, employers and employees are faced with the dilemma of whether to request or provide rapid antigen testing results as a precaution rather than as a response to a public health order. ACT Health currently requires anyone at high or moderate risk of getting COVID-19 from exposure to a...
Canberra cycling start-up ‘Today’s Plan’ extends its global reach
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As he cycles through the streets and roads of Canberra, Dylan Hopkins is in training, and the mountains of data his ride creates will be analysed on the other side of the world as soon as he's finished. Dylan, who rides professionally in Europe, has been separated from his coach due to COVID restrictions. Dylan is training in Australia and...
New funding program gives community groups a helping hand
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Most people's interaction with Geocon might stop with looking up at the nearest skyscraper and thinking, "That's impressive". But one of Canberra's largest building firms is rolling out a new community engagement program designed to develop deeper connections with locals. Geocon is making it easier for community groups and charities to apply for sponsorship thanks to a new dedicated program....
Dixon Advisory goes into voluntary administration
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Wealth management firm Dixon Advisory has been forced into voluntary administration due to mounting liabilities arising from potential damages from class actions, consumer claims and penalties owing to the corporate watchdog. Dixon Advisory and Superannuation Services Pty Limited (DASS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of E&P Financial Group Limited, told the Australian Stock Exchange that it had appointed PwC Partners, Stephen Longley and...
Lawyer James Treloar calls for mandatory insurance as e-scooter injuries tipped to soar
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A senior Canberra lawyer is calling on the ACT Government to make electric scooter insurance policies mandatory, with the soaring popularity of the devices expected to lead to a rise in injuries to innocent road users. There’s been an increase in personal injury claims made against e-scooter riders around the world, and Maliganis Edwards Johnson (MEJ) lawyer James Treloar expects Canberra won't...
Award-winning real estate ‘family’ feels right at home with Col
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While many real estate professionals 'agency hop' in an effort to grow their careers, there's one property family that is bucking the trend in Canberra. Owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Col McIntyre and Jo Matters, McIntyre Property team members are in it for the long haul. "Unlike many of the big real estate offices, where you can have that...
Snedden Hall & Gallop migration lawyer Dominic Cookman busy penning second novel
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Most people just want to wind down and switch off after a long day at the office, but that's not the case for lawyer Dominic Cookman, a senior associate at Snedden Hall & Gallop. When he's done assisting clients with their visa applications or superannuation claims, Dominic is smashing out the next thrilling chapter in his new book. After releasing...
Investors hop into Heaps Normal’s capital raising
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Canberra start-up Heaps Normal has hit the big time, with the team just clinching an $8.5 million investment. The brewers led a Series A funding round and within a week had successfully snapped up high profile investors like Who Gives A Crap CEO and founder Simon Griffiths, managing partner of Athletic VC Matt de Boer, and executive director of Tripple Bec...
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