The capital market with David Robertson
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Each quarter, David Robertson, Head of Economic and Market Research for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, keeps us updated on the state of the ACT economy with a quarterly market update drawing on statistics from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and Real Estate Industry of Australia (REIA). July to September, 2018 quarter Well, we may...
Olympian takes plunge into her own fitness studio
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Former Olympic gold-medal winning swimmer Felicity Galvez knows what it's like to push her body to the limit. She also knows how the training grind can take its toll. A fun, encouraging and positive environment is how she describes her new bespoke fitness studio in Watson, appropriately named Galvanised Fitness. The realisation of a five-year dream, the studio caters to...
Canberra’s New International Best Selling Author, Jemimah Ashleigh
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Canberra author and entrepreneur, Jemimah Ashleigh, recently hit the top of Amazon's best-selling author list in less than two hours on the day of the release of her new book, Position Me. By no means an easy feat, Position Me beat other titles written by internationally-renowned authors like Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk to gain the number one position. Jemimah...
Strata community celebrates excellence
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LJ Hooker Strata ACT is the toast of the fast-growing strata community in Canberra after winning Strata Management Business of the Year on Friday night (19 October) at the annual industry awards. The Strata Community Association, the peak industry group for body corporate and community title management in Australia and New Zealand, hosted the awards. SCA (ACT) general manager, Shari...
Canberra is booming, says Business Chamber CEO
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Departing Business Chamber head Robyn Hendry says Canberra is booming, but there's work to do. Hendry, who left the role this month after four years, says she is "full of optimism" and believes Canberra has reached a major turning point economically and socially. "Just as I started at the Chamber, I recall having a meeting with Zed Seselja. He said...
Can you help McGrath raise more funds for our farmers?
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With the Department of Primary Industries declaring almost 100 per cent of NSW in drought in their latest seasonal report, and forecasters predicting zero relief in the coming months, the situation for our farmers appears bleaker than ever. More than purchasing equipment and tools, farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to feed their livestock, pay their bills, and buy basic...
Balzanelli Smallgoods flies Canberra flag at Sydney Fine Food Show
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Another Canberra food producer is bringing home the bacon, with Balzanelli Smallgoods collecting a swag of medals, including four gold at the recent Sydney Royal Fine Food Show. The Fyshwick-based family company has been making its authentic Italian smallgoods since 1979, supplying delicatessens and supermarkets with its artisan products and selling them from its retail outlet in Queanbeyan, Four Bee...
Cyber-security firm archTIS looks to next growth phase with ASX listing
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Booming Canberra cyber-security firm archTIS Limited is now trading on the Australian Stock Exchange after a successful Initial Public Offering (IPO) and $8 million capital raising. The company said the listing on the ASX would progress the development and commercialisation of a suite of secure content and collaboration software products, called Kojensi, for the government and commercial sectors. It said...
Paperless hotel wins national environmental Award
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Canberra's "unique" Little National Hotel has been named Australia's most environmentally sustainable accommodation hotel. The innovative 120-room building won the Best Environmental and Energy Efficiency Award at the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence last Monday (September 17) at a prestigious ceremony on the Gold Coast. Located in Barton and owned by Doma Hotels, Little National - the...
Human Rights Commission reveals sexual harassment at work is increasing
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Last Wednesday, the Australian Human Rights Commission released the results of an extensive survey, showing that sexual harassment remains a prevalent issue in today's workplaces. The 2018 survey, which includes sexual harassment towards men and women, found that sexual harassment at work had increased significantly since previous surveys in 2003 and 2012. Speaking at the National Press Club, Sex Discrimination...
Could Canberra have a farming-led future?
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First, we were a government town. Next, a "knowledge city". And now, according to those driving regional collaboration, Canberra could be an integral part of the agricultural economy's future too. But will the NSW State government come to the party? The ACT Government has just signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Canberra Region Joint Organisation, incorporating south-eastern local...
Business Chamber head is moving on
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Canberra Business Chamber CEO Robyn Hendry is moving on after guiding the ACT peak business group for the past four years. With the Chamber moving into a new phase, Ms Hendry felt it was the right time to step away and pursue new opportunities. "I have enjoyed my time at Canberra Business Chamber immensely and am sad to be leaving,"...
The changing face of employment in Canberra
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In recent weeks our city, and nation, have been focused on the changing fortunes of those governing Australia. While the drama has been both disturbing and fascinating to watch unfold, there is a more profound shift taking place in employment in Canberra that it is time to pay attention to. For much of its history, Canberra has been viewed as...
How to make a good workplace great
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If you're lucky, you might be working at a place where you enjoy your work and like your colleagues. But it's far from a given and sometimes it can seem like good or bad luck is all there is to it. So, can management deliberately set out to make a great workplace? What would that take? Canberra management consulting firm...
Corporate Touch Footy competition promoting wellbeing across Canberra
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On the morning of 10 September, to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day, Lifeline Canberra and the Canberra community walked Out of the Shadows and into the Light to remember people who have lost their lives to suicide, and to discuss suicide prevention openly and in a supportive environment. 60 people gathered on the steps of the Australian War Memorial to...
Family law specialist wins ACT Law Society’s top award
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A woman who went into law as a mature age student and became a significant figure in the area of family law is the ACT Law Society's top award winner this year. DDCS Lawyers' Julie Dobinson was awarded the President’s Medal at the ACT Law Society Annual Dinner and Awards Night on Friday (31 August). She completed her law degree at Macquarie University...
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