Time for Labor to keep its head down and gloves up …
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Comment by Tim Benson B2B Magazine Publisher. Time for Labor to keep its head down and gloves up … Having worked as a political adviser for over a decade (for my sins, in my misspent youth), I was made aware of a boxing analogy that is most sage advice for oppositions and that is to 'Keep your head down and...
Linkage Projects: Continuing to facilitate industry collaboration
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The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, recently announced $4.9 million for another 11 successful research projects funded under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme, including research to: strengthen anti-counterfeiting features for Australian banknotes; ensure safe drinking water supplies; develop lighter and stronger plastics; advance faster, higher resolution 3D printing technology; and measure driving...
Johnny Cash and the business of getting paid …
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Comment by Tim Benson Publisher B2B Magazine Johnny Cash and the business of getting paid … Have you ever wondered why accountants, bookkeepers and business advisors tell you to stay on top of your debtors, whilst on the other hand advise you to string out your creditors? Well, probably, because, I assume, its sound business advice. What would I know...
Waste businesses asked for rubbish ideas …
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Local, national and international businesses are being asked to come up with innovative solutions to manage the ACT's waste into the future as part of a market soundings exercise run by Transport Canberra and City Services. "As part of ACT Government's commitment to ensuring Canberra grows into a smart and sustainable city, the waste industry is invited to share their...
Canberra’s light rail project wins international award
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Stage 1 of Canberra's light rail network has been awarded the Asia-Pacific Transport Deal of the Year 2016 by Project Finance International. The award recognises the light rail project as a clear example of how public-private partnerships can deliver transportation infrastructure to local communities. The award also highlights the world-class partnership between the ACT Government and the Canberra Metro consortium....
Have your say on smoke-free public transport waiting areas
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Canberrans are encouraged to have their say on whether public transport waiting areas, including bus interchanges, bus stops, future light rail stops and taxi ranks across the ACT, should be made smoke-free. Minister for Health Meegan Fitzharris said Canberrans are encouraged to have their say on the proposal that would restrict smoking within five metres of public transport waiting areas....
Community meeting for proposed Hume plastic to fuel facility
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Two community meetings will be held as part of the public hearing process to give Canberrans the chance to voice concerns about the proposed Hume facility. An independent inquiry panel was established in late January to review the FOY proposal for Hume, and report on the findings to the Minister for Planning and Land Management, Mick Gentleman. As part of...
New plans for sub-national action on climate change
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In the face of the Federal Government's failure to manage the transition to a clean energy future, the Climate Action Roundtable has agreed to new plans for sub-national government action on climate change today in Cairns, ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury said. "The Federal Government's comprehensive failure to manage the transition to a clean energy future,...
ACT solar farms make consumers $840,000 in a week
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The ACT's renewable energy investments are performing strongly and helping to insulate consumers from electricity price pressures, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said today. "Three of our large-scale solar farms were generating electricity during the high price spikes experienced during the recent heatwave. An estimated $840,000 of earnings will flow back to ACT electricity users as an...
Does EQ outweigh IQ when it comes to success in the workplace?
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Does EQ outweigh IQ when it comes to success in the workplace? Nearly all human resources (HR) managers (95 percent) and workers (99 percent) surveyed by staffing firm OfficeTeam said it's important for employees to have a high emotional quotient, or EQ, because it helps them manage their own emotions and understand and react to the emotions of others. OfficeTeam...
Is the Canberra Show good or bad for Canberra business?
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Is the Canberra Show good or bad for Canberra business? Comment by B2B Magazine publisher Tim Benson Ok, now, before you all get you knickers in a knot about me being a killjoy, let me state upfront that I'm a great supporter of the Canberra Show and will be attending to look at the animals, buy showbags, go on the...
Employers wanted for ‘Pre-Employment Program’
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A new innovative accredited training program specifically targeting the West Belconnen community that will develop skills, provide work experience and deliver potential employment in the business administration sector for participants. Theory, practical hands-on learning and industry work experience will combine to provide successful participants with a Certificate II in Business as well as an exciting range of potential job opportunities...
PM INTERVIEW WITH HAIDI LUN, BLOOMBERG
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21 February 2017 Infrastructure investment; free trade; Ausgrid; Labor protectionism; voting preference deals; budget repair; iron ore prices. HAIDI LUN: The Prime Minister joins us exclusively here on set at Bloomberg. Prime Minister it's a pleasure to have you on. PRIME MINISTER: Great to be with you. HAIDI LUN: I want to start by talking about investing in Australia's future...
Have your say on protecting our critical infrastructure
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The Turnbull Government recently released the discussion paper, "Strengthening the National Security of Australia's Critical Infrastructure", to seek views on managing the complex and evolving national security risks to Australia's critical infrastructure. The Government is seeking views of stakeholders in relation to the operation of the Government's new Critical Infrastructure Centre, including how an assets register should be developed and...
The NSW Defence Strategy
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Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, recently welcomed the creation of Defence New South Wales and its blueprint Defence Strategy, New South Wales: Strong, Smart and Connected. Minister Pyne said the creation of a dedicated team and state strategy focused on defence within New South Wales would enhance coordination with the Commonwealth and strategic planning support for...
Australia ranks #4 on the global workplace happiness scale
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Australian workers rate their workplace happiness at 68 on a scale of 0-100, ranking behind the USA, Germany and The Netherlands. Australia's happiest workers are aged 55+, in management-level roles, in marketing and creative sectors, and working in small organisations. The key driver of workplace happiness is being treated with fairness and respect followed by pride in the organisation and...
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