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ACCI welcomes changes to Building Code implementation
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The Australian Chamber says the Government's proposed changes to the implementation of the Building Code will help to restore the rule of law to construction sites sooner and should be supported by the Parliament, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today. The Australian Chamber strongly supported last year's Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act, which re-established the...
Canberra’s Park and Pedal an Australian first to get you to work
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Canberrans now have a central place to park the car for free, grab a coffee, jump on their bike and ride the rest of the way to work with the launch of Australia's first Park and Pedal scheme right here in the ACT today. "It's really exciting to see Australia's first Park and Pedal scheme launched here in Canberra today,...
Barr says commitments underway and economy improving
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Statement by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr: Work on Stage 2 of our city-wide light rail network is one of a number of election commitments delivered in the 2016-17 Budget Review. The Review also details further progress on our path to budget balance. Despite funding cuts from the Federal Government, most recently through reduced GST and grant funding, the Government...
Are you happy with the Barr Government’s first 100 days?
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By ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr: After 100 days the Government is already delivering what we were elected to do: building better schools, constructing an integrated transport system to keep Canberra moving and providing essential healthcare where people need it. Our first 100 days of government have included some major milestones, including working to remove hurdles to organ donation, starting...
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...
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