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By dindemic // October 11 2017 // 0 comment
Awards to recognise community wide effort to address family violence Released 10/10/2017Nominations are now open for the 2017 Violence Prevention awards which recognise projects, activities/and or contributions by individuals who are making significant gains to preventing violence against women and children in the ACT.It’s a sobering fact that just about every person in our community is affected by family violence in some way. The effects of violence and abuse are so serious, and they demand a shared responsibility to result in real and lasting change.

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By dindemic // October 11 2017 // 0 comment
Young women empowered through Audrey Fagan Enrichment Grants Released 11/10/2017Grants of up to $2000 have been awarded to six young ACT women today to assist them in developing their skills and achieving their goals as part of this year’s Audrey Fagan Young Women’s Enrichment Grants program.The successful 2017 recipients are Angela Lyons, Kiah Zeller, Jasmine O’Neill, Fatemeh Fouladi,Ayuningsih Hancock and Ellen Scott.

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By dindemic // October 11 2017 // 0 comment
New online space continues the drive towards gender equity in sport Released 11/10/2017The ACT Government has delivered another key election commitment with today’s official launch of HerCanberra ACTIVE.As I talked sport with women and girls during 2016, one of the strongest themes to emerge was the need for an online hub, showcasing female stories and providing information for girls and women looking to participate more.This was particularly the case for teenage girls, the age where participation tends to drop off but where staying physically active is so important to good physical and

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By dindemic // October 9 2017 // 0 comment
Chief Minister looks to continue growth of CBR space industry Released 09/10/2017The ACT Government is continuing to encourage the growth of our local space industry, with a Canberra delegation set to visit some of the largest space companies in the United States (US) this week to discuss opportunities in Canberra.Canberra is already the home of a number of space industry leaders, and the ACT Government is working to ensure the industry continues to grow in our city as the Australian Government establishes a National Space Agency.The growth of the industry in Canberra will increase employment

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By dindemic // October 9 2017 // 0 comment
On My First Day helping ACT kids transition to school (joint media release)Released 09/10/2017Around 7,000 Canberra children entering kindergarten in 2018 have received a copy of On My First Day, a book of messages and drawings to help children who are about to start school for the first time.On My First Day has been a highly successful ACT Government initiative over recent years and we welcome On My First Day being included again in 2018 to help ACT school kids.The book enables children to read about how it feels to start school and get some tips from other children about what’s importa

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By dindemic // October 9 2017 // 0 comment
Building Ministers Forum focuses on cladding Released 09/10/2017The Building Ministers Forum today agreed to continue to take strong action on the unsafe use of Aluminum Composite Panels (ACPs), in line with the work the ACT Government is already doing to address the issue, Minister for Planning and Land Management Mick Gentleman said today.

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By dindemic // October 6 2017 // 0 comment
ACT Supreme Court Judge to retire Released 06/10/2017Justice Hilary Penfold PSM QC has announced that she will be retiring as Resident Judge of the Supreme Court of the ACT.Her Honour will be retiring from the bench in the first quarter of 2018, after serving as a judge of the ACT Supreme Court since February 2008.“Justice Penfold has enjoyed a distinguished career as an ACT Supreme Court judge and as a former Commonwealth public servant,” Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay said.“Prior to her appointment as an ACT Supreme Court judge, Justice Penfold was the Commonwealth’s

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By dindemic // October 6 2017 // 0 comment
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Grants Awarded Released 06/10/2017More than $48,000 has been awarded to 26 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives under the second round of the 2016-17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership and Scholarship grants.These grants provide direct financial support for individuals and organisations to develop leadership skills or undertake study that will boost their employment prospects.The areas of opportunity being pursued by Leadership and Scholarship recipients are diverse, including:Diploma of Risk ManagementDiploma of Project Manageme

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By dindemic // October 6 2017 // 0 comment
First Tracks Laid on Canberra’s Light Rail Network (joint media release)Released 06/10/2017A significant milestone has been reached on the first stage of Canberra’s light rail network with the first tracks laid.

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By dindemic // October 5 2017 // 0 comment
Canberrans can breathe easy catching public transport Released 05/10/2017To make catching public transport a more pleasant and healthy experience and to reduce the impact of second-hand smoke, all public transport waiting areas in the ACT are now smoke and vaping free.Minister for Health and Wellbeing and Transport and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris said this had two positive effects – to improve people’s experiences of catching public transport and a major public health benefit by limiting the harmful effects of passive smoking.“The health of Canberrans will always be a p

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