ACT Law Society supports Shadow ACT Attorney-General
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The President of the Law Society of the ACT, Sarah Avery, today acknowledged the call by the Shadow ACT Attorney-General for an independent review of the bail system in the ACT, prompted in part by the tragic events in Melbourne. "Like others, the Society was deeply saddened by the events in the CBD in Melbourne and expresses its deepest sympathy...
Carnell puts pressure on Turnbull to be accountable to small business
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2017 is expected to be a year of deliverables for small business and it is important that governments do not lose sight of the sector's priorities, which would risk undermining future economic growth and prosperity, according to Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell. "Whether it be small business tax cuts, competition reform, unfair contracts, government procurement...
Second NRL ANZAC Test for Canberra
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Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister for Sport and Recreation Yvette Berry announce Canberra will host the 2017 NRL ANZAC Test between Australia and New Zealand on Friday 5 May at GIO Stadium. Minister Berry joined NRL Ambassador Alan Tongue, Kangaroos player Shannon Boyd and Kiwi player Jordan Rapana to announce the clash, which is another exciting opportunity for the...
She Leads In-Conversation with Yassmin Abdel-Magied
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International advocate, author, and 2015 Queensland Young Citizen of the Year, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, will appear at a special She Leads In-Conversation event, hosted by YWCA Canberra on Wednesday 22 February at the University of Canberra. Abdel-Magied has achieved national and international attention as a leading advocate for social inclusion and cultural diversity, as well as being a prominent woman in...
Roses are Red MS fundraiser at Cream
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Life for Rose Pisano was great. She was 40, happily married and the kids were growing up nicely, doing what kids usually do…. Then she began noticing that she was exhausted every day, her speech was slurry, and she was tripping when she walked. Holding a pen felt strange as she could no longer sign her name or write properly....
Take your team to the top with the Thredbo Alpine Hotel
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Inspire success on the rooftop of Australia at a conference destination with a difference. The Thredbo Alpine Hotel offers endless conference options year round away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Host your corporate event in the heart of the Kosciuszko National Park and give your guests an invigorating environment to clear the mind and focus on an...
ATTENTION: Reduce electricity usage this afternoon
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Canberrans are being urged to keep reducing their electrical use as much as possible given the ongoing risk of supply shortfalls later this afternoon. "We've been in conversations throughout the day with the Australian Energy Market Operator. There remains a possibility of supply shortfalls in Canberra especially from mid to late afternoon," Director-General, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate Dorte...
Protect yourself from invasive Cross-Device Tracking by advertisers
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One could imagine Internet users understand they are being tracked by advertisers as soon as they go online: the ad for some recently Googled product suddenly reappears on every Internet page visited. However, a new study shows that the majority of consumers do not realize their private data is being sold to advertising networks and third-party entities in order to...
Road opening creates better access to Gungahlin Town Centre
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Road opening creates better access to Gungahlin Town Centre The ring road system on the eastern side of the Gungahlin Town Centre will soon be complete with the opening on Monday (13 February) of the Manning Clark Crescent extension. The extension from Flemington Road to Anthony Rolfe Avenue creates better access to, and around, the town centre. Combined with the...
Early findings: 50% of small business suffer from late payments
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An inquiry investigating payment times and practices in Australia is in full swing with preliminary findings confirming that big businesses and some governments are taking longer than ever to pay small businesses. Early results from the Inquiry - which is being conducted by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) in partnership with state-based Small Business Commissioners (SBCs),...
ACCI says future-proof Australian budget is number one priority
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This year's Federal Budget offers an opportunity to futureproof Australia against economic shocks from at home and abroad, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said in its Pre-Budget Submission to the Federal Government. The Australian Chamber has today released its Pre-Budget Submission, which argues that Australia must prepare for uncertainty in the years ahead by setting our Budget...
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...
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