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Get a Diploma of Leadership and Management in Canberra
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Wisdom's new Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915) is proving extremely popular so they have scheduled yet another program to commence on Wednesday 15th February 2017. Funding for the Diploma of Leadership and Management under the traineeship system has been increased by the ACT Government and has also been expanded to fund existing staff. For employers this means that your...
Football fans unite for double-header in Canberra
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Finals fever is coming to the Territory with our very own Canberra United ready to take on Melbourne City at GIO Stadium this Sunday, 5 February in the W-League semi-final, followed by the Central Coast Mariners match up with Adelaide United Football Club. General Manager of Venues Canberra, Liz Clarke, encourages all Canberrans to get behind the games and in...
Family fun at Jerrabomberra Wetlands this weekend
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Canberrans of all ages are invited along to a special community open day being held at Jerrabomberra Wetlands this Sunday, said ACT Parks and Conservation Senior Ranger, Michael Maconachie. The event is being held between 10 am to 3 pm in celebration of this week's World Wetlands Day (2 February). "Despite being located only four kilometres from our city centre,...
Stay safe and hydrated on worksites as temperature heats up
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With temperatures expected to remain in the thirties for the rest of the week, workers and employers are encouraged to think safety on worksites and workplaces across the ACT. Work Safety Commissioner Greg Jones said it was important for employers to be thinking of ways to limit sustained heat exposure for workers and for workers to be mindful of their...
Establishment of Judicial Council
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Complaints about judicial officers will be examined by a Judicial Council from today, under a Government reform to promote community confidence in the justice system. Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay also announced Mr Bryan Meagher SC and Ms Diane Collins as the two appointed members to join the Chief Justice and Chief Magistrate on the Council. "Mr Meagher is a highly respected...
ACT records best emergency response times in Australia
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The ACT has recorded the best response times in the country for ambulance and fire fighting personnel despite demand for these essential services continuing to increase. Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Mick Gentleman, applauded the efforts of Canberra's paramedics and fire fighters in delivering such a great result for the ACT community, highlighted in the latest Report on Government...
Positive results from motorcycle lane filtering trial
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The majority of Canberra drivers support motorcycle lane filtering following a two year trial, Road Safety Minister Shane Rattenbury said. "In a community attitudes survey undertaken late last year, 69 per cent of respondents indicated their support for lane filtering as a road safety measure for motorcyclists," Mr Rattenbury said. "The community's understanding of lane filtering has also increased, with...
Broo adds Mildura Brewery to the mix
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Broo Limited (ASX: BEE) (Broo) is pleased to announce that it will acquire, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, the iconic Mildura Brewerylocated in Mildura, Victoria, as a going concern for total consideration of $1 million. The Mildura Brewery, located in the former Astor Theatre, is a unique, locally operated beer production and brewery pub business in Mildura, Victoria, which has...
Marcs and David Lawrence in AUS and NZ appoint Voluntary Administrators
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The combined companies that operate retail fashion labels Marcs and David Lawrence in Australia and New Zealand have appointed Voluntary Administrators. Pursuant to resolutions passed by the sole director of the Companies on 1 February 2017, Geoffrey Reidy and Andrew Barnden, Directors of Rodgers Reidy, were appointed as Voluntary Administrators to M. Webster Holdings Pty Limited and Webster Asset Pty...
Canberra Wise Women welcomes ‘Men of Wisdom’ to their stage
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After a successful 12 months which saw Canberra Wise Women welcome over 500 people to the 9 events they held in 2016, their 2017 program launches on Friday February 10. The first event this year will be a joint luncheon with the Australian Institute of Management. The event will showcase the fact that Canberra Wise Women will be interviewing men...
Consultation starts on Haig Park master plan
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Upgrades to respond to safety concerns in the Braddon section of Haig Park will start early this month while consultation has also begun on a master plan to guide future improvements to the park, Economic Development Director-General David Dawes said today. "These upgrades respond to safety concerns in the park by providing a straight footpath with improved visibility through the...
Transformation continues at the ACT Law Courts
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Following yesterday's Commencement of the 2017 Legal Year Ceremony, Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay has today reaffirmed the Government's commitment to the ACT Law Courts. This will strengthen operations to improve access to justice for the ACT community. The latest Report on Government Services, released today, shows the backlog of cases in the ACT Law Courts has reduced significantly over the past...
Discussion Paper: services for vulnerable people
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The ACT Government has today released a Discussion Paper about approaches for minimising and eliminating restrictive practices in services for vulnerable people in the ACT. The release of the Discussion Paper marks the start of public consultation about how the ACT can reduce restrictive practices, the extent that an Office of the Senior Practitioner could help this, and other matters...
Icon Water proposes Capital Contributions for urban redevelopment
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Icon Water Managing Director, John Knox has today provided the following comment: "Rather than just growing outwards, Canberra is also densifying in town centres and central areas. We are responding to the demands created by urban renewal and are committed to supporting Canberra's growth. It is our intention to provide fair, clear and simple arrangements for those developing in established...
Improvements on Parkes Way – resealing
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Resealing work on the eastbound carriageway of Parkes Way between the Sullivans Creek bridge and Acton Tunnel will commence Wednesday 1 February 2017 and be completed over two days. The work will involve laying a new road surface and replacing the line markings to improve the safety, ride comfort and extend the life of the road. Changed traffic arrangements will...
Can you automate key tasks? Are you using software and apps?
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Welcome to the future. It's pretty cool. If you find there are things that you are repeating over and over again in your business, have a look around and see if there are options available to automate them. There are so many cool tools available to us now in a range of fields to help collate ideas and improve work...
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