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Registration opens for home buyers to participate in Taylor ballot
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Registration opens at 10am tomorrow (Friday) for the ballot draw for the opportunity to buy one of the first 126 single residential blocks in the new Gungahlin suburb of Taylor. Registrations for the ballot will be open at www.lda.act.gov.au until 4pm on 20 February. Successful registrants will be notified of their place in the ballot draw on 15 March, with...
Should the Federal Government fund the Australia Forum?
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Canberra Business Chamber has called on the Federal Government to partner with the ACT Government and private sector to build the Territory's number one infrastructure priority - the Australia Forum. "The ACT Government has provided significant support for the Australia Forum," Canberra Business Chamber CEO, Robyn Hendry commended. "Prior to last year's ACT Election, both Labor and the Greens committed...
Extreme heat reduces Showtime in the City to one day
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The Showtime in the City mini carnival planned for this weekend will now only run 4.30pm to 9.30pm on Friday due to the predicted extreme temperatures. The event had been planned for the city centre on Friday evening and on Saturday but with temperatures of 40 degrees and above expected on both days the government and the Royal National Capital...
New kangaroo management plan for Canberra
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A new plan of management for the Eastern Grey Kangaroo released for public comment today looks at kangaroo welfare, managing interactions between humans and kangaroos, managing kangaroo densities and managing captive populations. "Kangaroos are an important part of our natural environment," the Conservator for Flora and Fauna, Dr Annie Lane said. "However, heavy grazing by large populations of kangaroos can...
App to help tackle social media addiction
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As we rely more and more on our smartphones to the point of addiction, a Melbourne-based software development company has launched an App to help us track our behaviour. AntiSocial has been developed to monitor smartphone usage including social media Apps such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram as well as emails and gaming so users can benchmark their behaviour against...
Two thirds of Aussies depriving themselves of holidays
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67% of Aussie workers did not take all of their annual leave entitlements in 2016 A surprising 37% took no annual leave in 2016 at all 58% of Tasmanians take no annual leave - more than any other state 21% of Aussies don't take annual leave, because they haven't booked travel 75% of workers who take annual leave spend time...
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...
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