Bianca Way joins the team at home.byholly
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https://youtu.be/CeQs3lGjQIw With a passion for storytelling, a lifelong obsession with property, a secret side hustle as a writer, a sprinkling of TikTok fame and years as a wedding celebrant, Bianca Way has the most well-equipped skill set for real estate. She's also home.byholly's new superstar agent. She is a born and bred Canberra girl who grew up in Tuggeranong, and...
My Gungahlin joins the Region Media stable in our next phase of growth
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Mark Scarborough’s engagement on the internet with his My Gungahlin site goes back to a time when Yellow Pages were his main competition – in digital terms, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. My Gungahlin is a fixture in the community, devoted to providing information about the Gungahlin region to residents, businesses and visitors to Gungahlin. We’re pleased to announce...
Experts warn of ongoing problems for property leasing
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Governments have recently moved to clarify procedures for negotiating residential and commercial tenancies during the COVID-19 shutdown, but property managers and lawyers say there are still problems for all parties. The ACT Government, for example, recently released new information to clarify changes to residential tenancies disrupted by the COVID-19 lockdown. The changes include encouraging landlords to reduce rent by providing...
First-aid trainer gets up close with social distancing
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Providing resuscitation to someone gasping for air is one thing you may think twice about during the COVID-19 pandemic. With current social distancing laws in effect, ensuring first-aid responders have the best training to administer the breath of life has also been a challenge. One of Canberra’s leading first-aid training providers, ACTWell First Aid Training, has also had to hold its...
Lift the lockdown too quickly and business owners will give up, says small business lobby
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The way out of the pandemic needs to be sensible and staggered or else small businesses will suffer twice, according to the country’s peak small business lobby, the Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA). COSBOA CEO Peter Strong says the government needs to make sure any lifting of social distancing measures and business lockdown requirements is permanent, lest it breaks...
Canberra recruiter shares tips for finding employment during COVID-19
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As job losses outpace the spread of COVID-19, Canberrans are finding themselves registering with recruitment agencies or applying for JobSeeker Payment in disbelief at their current situation. Finding work during a time of upheaval and high unemployment is difficult, but not impossible. Recruiters say that to be successful, job seekers need to be both strategic and realistic. Dean Hill, CEO...
Local developers call for rates and land tax relief to keep economic engine rolling
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Canberra developers have called for rates and land tax relief as part of a stimulus package for Canberra's economy, saying that it is critical that construction continues to keep the local economy rolling. Property Council CEO Adina Cirson said she has been in talks with the Canberra Business Chamber and the Master Builders Association about construction's role in the post-COVID-19...
How farmer Jock built a superhighway to the world
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Atop hill or down valleys, for many farmers and residents living in south-west NSW, there was always looming exasperation when it came to mobile phone and internet coverage. It seemed that once a black spot, always a black spot. And that felt a bit like the cart, led by a blinkered horse, lumbering clumsily along a rough track while just...
Stop the presses: The Canberra Times cancels Fyshwick printing, non-daily ACM titles suspended
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In a sign of the deeply troubling times for legacy media companies, Australian Community Media, which now owns The Canberra Times, has announced today that they'll cease local printing operations for at least the next two months. The print editions of ACM's 14 daily newspapers, including The Canberra Times, Newcastle Herald and The Border Mail, are not affected by the...
Businesses warned to check insurance before shutting down
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Businesses that need to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic are being advised to check their insurance policies before shutting the doors on their premises or worksite. With many empty worksites being subject to thefts and attempted break-ins, a leading Canberra insurance broker says businesses need to be aware of the implications of shutting down as their policy may be voided, especially...
Demand still high for public service contractors but there will be a hit from COVID-19
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At a time of employment uncertainty caused by COVID-19, permanent public servants may be feeling a little more secure in their jobs than many in the private sector, but what if you contract to the federal or ACT public service? Thousands of contractors are used for specialised or professional skills in areas such as broad as IT, engineering, recruitment, communications and...
No time to celebrate as Chisholm chemist takes top award
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There's been no time to celebrate for the staff of the Capital Chemist at Chisholm after it was named 2020 Pharmacy of the Year by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Proprietor Rebecca Young said the celebrations will have to be added to the long list of events that have been cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus. Instead, staff are at the...
Legal limbo leaves temporary visa holders stranded with no income
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Canberra hospitality workers on temporary visas who were stood down this week are without an income and bleak prospects in Australia. Under the conditions of some visas, like those in hospitality and international students, they have 60 days to find alternative work in the same industry with an employer willing to sponsor them, which seems unlikely given the downturn in...
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