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By dindemic // October 20 2017 // 0 comment
Deliberative process helps Canberra become a carer friendly city Released 19/10/2017As we mark National Carers Week, the Carers Voice Panel, a deliberative democracy process involving 49 carers and community members has concluded today. The Panel’s work will directly inform the development of the ACT Carers Strategy.The new Carers Strategy will better support and recognise the 46,000 carers in Canberra.

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By dindemic // October 20 2017 // 0 comment
Canberra’s public transport revolution starts in 2018 Released 20/10/2017The ACT Government will deliver its election commitment to expand the ‘rapid’ bus network two years ahead of schedule, with nine routes ready to connect Canberra’s commuters from 2018.With the first stage of light rail also on track for completion in late 2018, public transport in the ACT is being revolutionised to get Canberrans where they need to be on a faster, more convenient network.Minister for Transport Canberra and City Services Meegan Fitzharris revealed the new network while opening the D

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By dindemic // October 18 2017 // 0 comment
Local Queen’s Baton Relay 2018 Baton Bearers announced Released 18/10/2017Today I announced the local Baton Bearers for Canberra’s leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay 2018.The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games organisers today officially announced the nation’s capital will be the first destination for the Australian section of the relay, starting here on 25 January 2018.

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By dindemic // October 18 2017 // 0 comment
Chief Officer appointed for ACT State Emergency Service Released 18/10/2017Following a national recruitment campaign and selection process, Ms Georgeina Whelan AM has been appointed as the new Chief Officer of the ACT State Emergency Service.Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman said Ms Whelan would bring a wealth of experience to the role.“I am pleased to welcome Ms Whelan to her new role within the ACT Emergency Services Agency,” Minister Gentleman said.“Ms Whelan will be the first female full-time Chief Officer of the ACTSES, and I’m pleased the A

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By dindemic // October 17 2017 // 0 comment
Housing summit brings community together around new strategy Released 17/10/2017Today’s Housing and Homelessness Summit is the culmination of months of consultation in which the ACT Government and our affordable housing advisory panel reached out to thousands of Canberrans to see what matters most to them around housing.Around 200 community members from every part of Canberra have come together today for the summit, all contributing to a new housing strategy.It’s great to have so many great people in one room, all working on the same goal to make sure everyone has access to a home

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By dindemic // October 16 2017 // 0 comment
Construction industry on notice: expect increased scrutiny of scaffolding (joint media release)Released 16/10/2017The ACT Government has put the construction industry on notice for scaffolding safety following a number of recent incidents as well as the extremely concerning results of WorkSafe ACT’s recent proactive audit into scaffolding safety.Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations Rachel Stephen-Smith and Minister for Regulatory Services Gordon Ramsay said considering working at heights was one of the highest risk work activities, there would be zero tolerance for comp

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By dindemic // October 16 2017 // 0 comment
Canberra District Riesling scoops tops award at the 2017 Canberra International Riesling Challenge Released 13/10/2017The 2017 Gallagher Riesling from Gallagher Wines in the Canberra District has been named the Best Riesling from the Canberra District, the Best Dry Riesling, the Best Riesling in Australia, and the Best Wine of the 2017 Challenge at the 2017 Canberra International Riesling Challenge Awards Presentation held at the Hotel Realm in Canberra tonight.Now in its 18th year, the Canberra International Riesling Challenge received 509 entries from 224 wineries across seven countries, inc

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By dindemic // October 13 2017 // 0 comment
Auditor General finds Canberra’s public art well maintained Released 12/10/2017Minister for the Arts and Community Events Gordon Ramsay today welcomed the findings of an Auditor General’s report examining how public art is managed in Canberra.The ACT Auditor-General’s report into Selected ACT Government Agencies’ management of public art found the Government is delivering on its commitment to provide high quality public art, as part of the wider strategy for promoting and enhancing the arts in Canberra.“The ACT Government knows how important art is to Canberrans,

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By dindemic // October 13 2017 // 0 comment
Carers Voice Panel gets underway Released 12/10/2017Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion Rachel Stephen-Smith this morning kicked off the Carers Voice Panel, a deliberative process through which members of the Canberra community will work together towards developing an ACT Carers Strategy.The panel will meet over two days to develop a strategy to improve support for carers and acknowledge the difference they make in people’s lives.The Strategy will be developed using a deliberative process to complement the broad community consultation Carers ACT has conducted over the pa

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By dindemic // October 13 2017 // 0 comment
Time to celebrate Canberra’s multicultural champions Released 12/10/2017Nominations are now open for the ACT Government’s annual Multicultural Awards. These Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the diversity in our community and the benefits it brings.I encourage Canberrans to get involved and nominate individuals or organisations with a track record of outstanding contributions in supporting cultural diversity and social harmony in Canberra.There are eight award categories, covering organisations and individuals.

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