Dindemic: Canberra - Australian Capital Territory - Australia

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Ongoing support for those experiencing homelessness Released 19/02/2014The2013 Report on Government Services (ROGS) shows that the comprehensive servicesystem that supports the housing sector is working well, with high rates ofemployment and education enrolment following support, Minister for Housing,Shane Rattenbury, said today."Thedata shows that, of those requiring employment support and/or trainingassistance, the ACT had the highest proportion employed after support for2012-13, at 26%," said Mr Rattenbury.  "For2012-13 the ACT also recorded the second highest number of youth unde

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Community feedback invited on Majura Pines revampReleased 19/02/2014Members of the community are invited to have their say onthe future use of Majura Pines as a recreation venue in Canberra's north,Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, announcedtoday."Since the late 1980s Majura Pines has become awell-loved venue for mountain biking, trail running and walking, and otherrecreational pursuits for both Canberrans and visitors to our city," MrRattenbury said.                   

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Parkes Way upgrade completeReleased 19/02/2014The ParkesWay widening project is now complete, providing a third lane between GlenlochInterchange and Edinburgh Avenue, Minister for Territory and MunicipalServices, Shane Rattenbury, announced today. "I'm pleasedto announce that traffic travelling in both directions on Parkes Way can nowmake use of an additional lane," Mr Rattenbury said."Inaddition to these works, the upgradehas seen improvements to the Parkes Way on-ramp to Commonwealth Avenue byincreasing the length of the merging lane with London Circuit southboundtraffic, as well as the

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Free ACTION bus services to the National Multicultural Festival this SaturdayReleased 19/02/2014Enjoy the food andentertainment at the National Multicultural Festival this weekend and takeadvantage of free ACTION bus services all day Saturday, Minister for Territoryand Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, said today."Incelebration of what is one of Canberra's biggest culturally diverse events, allACTION services on Saturday will be free," Mr Rattenbury said."Additional services will alsorun from the town centres to the City as required to supplement the Saturday timetable.   &n

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Generating buzz on residential beekeeping codeReleased 19/02/2014Minister forTerritory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today invited the public toprovide feedback on the draft Code of Practice for Beekeeping in ResidentialAreas of the ACT."Not only dohoneybees produce the delicious spread many of us have on our toast eachmorning, they also pollinate the fruit and vegetables we harvest from ourbackyards.

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ACT celebrates anniversary of apologyReleased 19/02/2014Todaythe ACT celebrates the anniversary of the Apology to Australia's IndigenousPeoples delivered in 2008 by then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, said Minister forAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Shane Rattenbury."ThePrime Minister at the time described it as an occasion for 'the nation to turna new page in Australia's history by righting the wrongs of the past and somoving forward with confidence in the future'," said Minister Rattenbury.TheApology was passed with bipartisan support from the Parliament and received astanding ova

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Advisory council members thanked for their workReleased 19/02/2014Minister for Ageing, Shane Rattenbury, has thanked three outgoingmembers of a key advisory body for their work on issues related to ageing.Chin Wong, Professor Kaarin Anstey and Adrian Roberts OAM are eachstepping down from the ACT Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing (MACA) thismonth after completing their terms."The ACT Ministerial Advisory Council has been fortunate to havethese three people as members and I thank them for their work to support thedevelopment of Canberra as an age-friendly city," Mr Rattenbury said.The MACA

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Over 100 more bus trips planned each day to Parliamentary TriangleReleased 19/02/2014ACTION'sNetwork 14 will include over 100 more trips into the Parliamentary Triangleeach work day, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury,said today."It'scertainly at the top of my agenda to improve public transport right across thecity, and providing quality and convenient public transport in theParliamentary  Triangle is a key aspect of this, ," Mr Rattenbury said."TheParliamentary Triangle is currently one of the most serviced areas in Canberrawith 492 bus trips through the area

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Bike or car to new express bus stop in north WestonReleased 19/02/2014A new parkand ride and bike and ride facility was officially opened in north Westontoday, giving the Weston Creek community more travel options to get to and fromwork, school and activities,  said Minister for Territory and MunicipalServices, Shane Rattenbury."The new$500,000 facility located off Cotter Road, adjacent to the intersection withKirkpatrick Street, will allow people in north Weston that currently rely oncar only transportation to shift to car and bus or bike and bus travel," MrRattenbury said."Leave towncen

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Take the bus this Australia Day long weekend Released 19/02/2014Takean ACTION bus to and from Australia Day events this long weekend, with avariety of additional services available, including some free charteredservices following events, said Minister for Territory and Municipal Services,Shane Rattenbury."TheAustralia Celebrates Live concert kicks off at 5pm until10:30pm on Saturday, 25January 2014 on the lawns of Parliament House," Mr Rattenbury said.ACTIONwill be providing additional services for the concert, leaving from a number ofstations across Canberra, including:GungahlinMarketplace, h

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