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By dindemic // August 1 2017 // 0 comment
New Charter of Rights for young people in Bimberi Released 01/08/2017I am pleased to release the Charter of Rights for Young People in Bimberi Youth Justice Centre.

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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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By dindemic // August 1 2017 // 0 comment
Make Your Decision Count during DonateLife Week 2017Released 01/08/2017Canberrans are encouraged to make their decision count this DonateLife Week by registering to save lives on the Australian Organ Donor Register.Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris said organ and tissue donation remained a priority for the ACT Government, with funding in the latest Budget to promote organ and tissue donations and registrations.“The ACT continues to make good progress in our organ and tissue donation rates.

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By dindemic // July 31 2017 // 0 comment
Delivering on our harm minimisation commitmentsReleased 31/07/2017The ACT Government will continue to deliver on its gambling harm reform agenda this week with a number of bills to be introduced to the Legislative Assembly.Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay will introduce bills to support the diversification of clubs away from gaming machine revenue.“The ACT Government has committed to a significant reform agenda to reduce the harmful impacts of gambling for some members of our community,” Minister Ramsay said.“The two bills being introduced this week are important steps in imple

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By dindemic // July 31 2017 // 0 comment
Eight more graduate from AMC rehabilitation programReleased 31/07/2017Eight participants will today graduate from the Solaris Therapeutic Community Program at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).The Solaris Program is a therapeutic community model of treatment for substance misuse.

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By dindemic // July 29 2017 // 0 comment
Gungahlin town centre’s key infrastructure projects taking shapeReleased 28/07/2017The revolution of Gungahlin’s town centre continues to move forward with stage one of light rail, a new bus station, transformation of Hibberson Street and the duplication of key roads, all taking shape.The final product will make Gungahlin the ACT’s most accessible town centre and will encourage more people to work, live and socialise in Canberra’s fastest growing region.Plans were today released which specifically detail the future of Hibberson Street as a 20 km/hr one-way shared zone b

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By dindemic // July 27 2017 // 0 comment
ACT recognised for forward thinking behind reverse auctionsReleased 27/07/2017he ACT Government’s innovative reverse auctions for renewable energy investment last night won the Innovative Solutions category of the Institute for Public Administration’s 2017 Public Sector Innovation Awards, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury announced today.The Public Sector Innovation Awards recognise and celebrate innovative solutions across the Australian and ACT public service.“This award is fantastic recognition of the ACT Government’s efforts to find new

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By dindemic // July 27 2017 // 0 comment
ACT taking the lead to address female imprisonmentReleased 27/07/2017The ACT Government will lead a national effort to investigate the increase in women in Australia’s prisons.Minister for Corrections Shane Rattenbury moved a motion at the Corrective Services Ministers’ Conference, held this week, for all governments to investigate the increase in women in prisons.“The growing rates of female imprisonment is of concern to all jurisdictions, with an 8 per cent increase nationally in the 12 months to June 2016,” Mr Rattenbury said.“As a result of my motion, the Corr

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By dindemic // July 27 2017 // 0 comment
Local companies taking the lead in renewable energy researchReleased 27/07/2017The launch of a second phase of a world-leading battery storage research project shows the ACT is quickly becoming a globally recognised hub for investment, training and research in renewable energy, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said today.Phase two of ITP Renewables’ lithium-ion battery trial—a program that looks to evaluate battery storage systems used to help households and businesses manage and store electricity—will be launched today at the Bruce Campus of th

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By dindemic // July 27 2017 // 0 comment
Better dog parks for Canberra’s dogs and dog ownersReleased 27/07/2017Community feedback has helped inform the roll-out of $200,000 of upgrades at Canberra’s popular off-leash dog parks.Improvements will be made at the ACT’s six dog parks to make these spaces safer and more comfortable for people and their pets.“Canberra has a passionate, dog loving community so thanks to so many of Canberra’s dog owners for your great feedback.  I am really pleased that we can take your suggestions to make our dog parks even better for dogs to exercise and socialize,&rd

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