‘Red tape’ cut at Multicultural Festival …
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For the more than 280,000 people who will attend the Multicultural Festival this weekend, regulation will likely be far from their mind. However for Access Canberra staff it remains front and centre with this weekend a culmination of months of targeted regulatory activity to ensure the event runs smoothly and the community stays safe. Today we were pleased to join...
Final light rail tree removal to take place in March
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Tree felling was scheduled to occur in three phases, with stage two being completed at the end of February and stage three to occur later in the year. However following recent safety checks of the trees, the final phase of tree removals will now occur through March to ensure safety of workers, motorists and the general public. "Recent damage sustained...
Tech Tip – Free Online Microsoft Training
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4Data Tech Tip - Free Online Microsoft Training https://mva.microsoft.com/ Microsoft has published a range of online IT courses to maximise your Microsoft experience. They reside at the Microsoft Virtual Academy. https://mva.microsoft.com/ Training is classified by being a Developer, IT PRO, Data Pro, or Student. Upon selection - you can then view by product and your familiarity. The courses move from...
Canberra to host first rugby Test match in seven years …
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Statement by: Yvette Berry, MLA Canberra will host its first rugby Test match in seven years when the Wallabies face Argentina during the Puma's Australian leg of the 2017 Rugby Championship. Today I was joined by Australian Rugby Union (ARU) Chief Operating Officer Rob Clarke, Brumbies Head Coach and Wallabies Assistant Coach, Stephen Larkham, and Brumbies and Argentina scrumhalf, Tomas...
$2.9 billion infrastructure plan for Canberra
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Statement by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr: The ACT Government is delivering the largest ever infrastructure investment program for Canberra as part of our commitment to strengthen our growing economy, detailed in the 2016-17 Infrastructure Plan Update. Over the next four years, the ACT Government will deliver an infrastructure investment program exceeding $2.9 billion that will deliver new facilities and...
Power bills plummet by 92.2% for one Aussie family
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One Australian homeowner has saved $2,110.46 in annual electricity bills, paying a total of just $178.71 only in the past twelve months. The Pfitzner family, Australia's first owners of a Tesla Powerwall have reduced their total power costs by 92.2% since their system was installed by Natural Solar in January 2016. "This is one of the first in-market examples worldwide...
Canberra Leadership Expert – Goes Global
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Sally Dooley, a Canberra based leadership development facilitator, executive coach and speaker is proud to announce the publication of her FIRST book, Ignite Your Leadership: Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum, and Accelerate Results, published by Motivational Press, USA. The book is co-authored with 10 other leadership experts from across the globe, including experts from the United...
10 Tips on How to Protect One’s Financial Accounts
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Australia is moving into the new system this year that will allow clients of different banks to transfer money in real time, and experts warn this will make it much easier for fraudsters to steal financial identities. When funds are being transferred immediately, banks will no longer have the time to hold payments that look unusual or suspicious. Online account...
Consultation on new media centre for Manuka Oval
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Designs for a new Manuka Oval media centre, needed to host Canberra's first cricket Test match, against Sri Lanka in November 2018, will be developed in consultation with the community. The specific requirements needed to meet International Cricket Council standards still leave room for community input into the design and location of the new facility so it complements its historic...
NSW tertiary institutions unite for entrepreneurship
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NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro today announced the inaugural board for the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE), the prestigious new partnership between all 12 NSW tertiary institutions. The board will play a crucial role in shaping the academic framework for SSE members - all 11 NSW based universities and...
B2B Magazine podcast #1: Talking Business with Tim Benson
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Talking Business, Radio 2CC 1206 AM, Canberra Weekender with presenter, Eddie Williams and B2B Magazine Publisher, Tim Benson. Podcast 1 11 February 2017 at 11.15am Saturday This is the first of a series of interviews focusing on Canberra Business success stories and issues that are relevant to local business. https://soundcloud.com/user-853867777/talking-business-with-b2b-magazine-publisher-tim-benson-2cc-radio-canberra
Great leaders don’t believe in failure
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Leading speaker and business innovator shares why avoiding 'mistakes' is bad for business For many business leaders and their employees, the idea that mistakes must be avoided at all costs is an unquestionable reality; one that is undermining the future of many businesses. One global study revealed that the fear of failure is potentially stifling Aussie innovation, and a survey...
Tips for doing international business
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Australian businesses are increasingly recognising the need for employees to travel more. It's important for these businesses to both educate their employees regarding international business etiquette and to make it easy for them to manage the expenses while on the road. Murray Warner, business development director, Concur, said, "Working across different countries and cultures can be difficult as there is...
Employee-owned companies command a higher share price …
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New index shows employee-owned companies command a higher share price and have better environmental, social and governance standards Companies with a strong employee ownership culture command a significant share price premium over their publicly listed peers, according to the Employee Ownership Australian (EOA) Index launched today. An initiative of Employee Ownership Australia, the EOA Index tracks the share price of...
Redundancy in the supply chain and nature’s way
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Modern business strategies that focus on lean supply chain networks and just in time deliveries have left corporations vulnerable to disruptive forces ranging from natural disasters to cyber-attacks, according to University of Sydney researchers. Inspired by natural food networks, a multi-faculty study has found that complex networks that include connections to both strong and weak product and service providers allow...
What is ‘open data’ and who needs it anyway?
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With information sharing a key underpinning for many businesses today and potentially the development of new businesses in the future, Canberra Business Chamber is seeking the views of the ACT business and wider community on how to position our region to capture the benefits of Open Data. A discussion paper has been developed by the Chamber's Innovation Taskforce to explore...
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