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By dindemic // August 11 2017 // 0 comment
Kitchen battle reminds Canberrans to cook safely Released 11/08/2017Firefighters are sharing their recipes for serving up a delicious meal and staying safe in the kitchen in a new campaign launched today by Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman.Mr Gentleman said the ACT Fire & Rescue Kitchen Fire Safety Cooking Challenge was a great initiative to help deliver very important kitchen fire safety messages to the Canberra community.“Statistics show a third of fires in the ACT actually start in the kitchen,” Mr Gentleman said.

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By dindemic // August 11 2017 // 0 comment
Draft plan aims to protect and enhance Tharwa’s village character Released 11/08/2017Tharwa’s Draft Village Plan proposes to improve the village’s recreational and cultural appeal and generate economic growth and opportunities, Minister for Planning and Land Management Mick Gentleman said.“Set in the picturesque landscape beside the Murrumbidgee River at the foot of Mount Tennent, Tharwa is the ACT’s oldest European settlement and close to the hearts of many,” Minister Gentleman said.The draft village plan makes recommendations to:Make the village core an a

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By dindemic // August 10 2017 // 0 comment
Construction at University of Canberra Public Hospital progressing well Released 10/08/2017Construction of Canberra’s first dedicated public rehabilitation hospital is well underway to deliver sub-acute rehabilitation and mental health care services for Canberrans.ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, Deputy Chief Minister Yvette Berry Minister for Health and Wellbeing Meegan Fitzharris and Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury today visited the University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCHPH) to assess the ongoing works.Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris said the interna

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By dindemic // August 8 2017 // 0 comment
Thousands more subsidised training opportunities now open for Canberrans Released 08/08/2017More than 2000 new subsidised training places are now on offer for Canberrans as part of the ACT Government’s Skilled Capital training initiative.Skills Canberra has today released enrolments for more than 1500 subsidised training places across 37 unique qualifications and more than 600 places in 12 Skill Sets to further upskill the ACT workforce.Skill Sets are small parts of a qualification which meet a defined industry need.“Skilled Capital provides the Canberra community with flexible a

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By dindemic // August 8 2017 // 0 comment
Driver licence renewal goes digital Released 08/08/2017Most Canberra motorists will be able to renew their driver licences more conveniently as renewals go online next month.Minister for Regulatory Services Gordon Ramsay said online driver licence renewals were the latest service to go digital making it even easier for Canberrans to do business with government.“We know that Canberrans are increasingly seeking to transact online with more than 60 per cent of those engaging with Access Canberra doing so digitally and this number continues to grow,” Minister Ramsay said.“Each ye

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By dindemic // August 7 2017 // 0 comment
ACT firefighters to help tackle Canadian wildfires Released 07/08/2017Twenty-six Canberra firefighters are part of a 100-strong Australian team flying to Canada this week to battle rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia.Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman today met with the ACT team joining the 42 day firefighting deployment.“Our firefighters make up a quarter of the Australian team heading to Canada, which shows how highly-valued their specialist skills are,” Minister Gentleman said.“There are hundreds of wildfires burning in British Columbia,

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By dindemic // August 4 2017 // 0 comment
Consultation for new Hughes public artwork open Released 04/08/2017Minister for the Arts Gordon Ramsay today officially launched a community consultation period on a new piece of public art for the Hughes shops, replacing an artwork that was stolen last year.“As many residents of Hughes and regular visitors to the area will know, sadly last year the much loved Stepping Out (Lady in Pearls) was stolen from the Hughes shops,” Minister Ramsay said.“It’s not possible for an exact replica of the Lady in Pearls to be created as the original moulds no longer exist so a new pub

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By dindemic // August 3 2017 // 0 comment
Bike Stops turn wheels to link Canberra businesses with cyclists Released 02/08/2017The ACT Government will join local businesses this spring to launch new innovative ‘Bike Stops’ across Canberra. Bike Stops will allow cyclists to use participating businesses’ facilities to change, refresh or store their gear. Minister for Transport and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris today called on local businesses to register for the Bike Stop program.

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By dindemic // August 3 2017 // 0 comment
Further reforms to help reduce gambling harmReleased 03/08/2017The ACT Government will restrict EFTPOS cash withdrawals in clubs to reduce the impact of problem gambling in our community.The reform package also includes support to help clubs diversify their operations and reduce their reliance on gaming revenue.Following consultation with the clubs industry and other relevant stakeholders the reforms will restrict EFTPOS cash withdrawals in clubs to $200 per transaction, and cash withdrawals will only be permitted from a single point in the club, which must be outside the gaming area.

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By dindemic // August 1 2017 // 0 comment
Light rail on track for a safe and successful futureReleased 01/08/2017The first stage of reforms to the ACT’s road transport legislation to support the safe operation of light rail was today passed in the Legislative Assembly.The Road Transport Reform (Light Rail) Legislation Amendment delivers legislation to support the safe operation of light rail vehicles in the Territory’s road environment through integration with the ACT’s road transport legislation and road rules.Drivers of light rail vehicles will be required to hold a full car licence and be provided with extensive t

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