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...
Labor denies job opportunities for Australians
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The Labor Party clearly can't be trusted with the economic security of our nation. They are divided on job producing company tax cuts. Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has previously stated that a move towards a more competitive corporate tax rate is required. He even suggested 25 per cent as a target, compared to the current 30 per cent. "I would...
Don’t miss the Canberra International Music Festival
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2017 Festival Launch National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton Penninsula, 2601 Tuesday, 14 February 5:30pm Join us for our 2017 official Festival launch - have a drink, listen to some music, meet the Festival team, and most importantly, get the inside scoop on the full 2017 Festival Program from Roland Peelman, our Artistic Director. Roland will tell you more...
Let’s wait for the umpire’s decision on penalty rates
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All sides of the workplace relations debate should wait for the Fair Work Commission's decision on penalty rates before starting to talk about responses, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today. James Pearson, CEO of the Australian Chamber, said: "As our national workplace relations tribunal, the Fair Work Commission has conducted a major review of penalty rates over...
Make sure you get the best value bus travel this year
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Transport Canberra will be working with the community to ensure passengers are getting the best value out of their bus fares and that those entitled to concession or free travel hold the correct concessional entitlement. "As part of our ongoing education and enforcement program, Transport Officers will be travelling on buses, talking to people and providing information to make sure...
New lighting upgrades help businesses save money and reduce emissions
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Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury today announced a new lighting upgrade scheme to help ACT businesses reduce their energy consumption and save money on electricity bills. "These new lighting upgrades for eligible businesses will replace inefficient light globes with more efficient LED lighting. This initiative will allow businesses reduce their energy consumption, reduce lighting energy bills by...
Australian students lead transport revolution
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A team of Australian university students is playing a major role in revolutionising the future of transportation technologies. They are working on what futurist entrepreneur Elon Musk describes as a 'cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table' - the Hyperloop. The group, from RMIT University in Melbourne, is led by engineering graduates Matthew O'Callaghan and Zachary...
Prices remained subdued in the Australian economy
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Price change for goods and services produced in the Australian economy remains subdued, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. Producer Price Indexes, Stage of Production (SOP) - Final Demand rose 0.5% in the December quarter 2016. The most significant price rises this quarter occurred in building construction (+0.7%), petroleum refining and petroleum fuel manufacturing...
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