Dindemic: Canberra - Australian Capital Territory - Australia

By dindemic // July 27 2017 // 0 comment
Paintback pushes new direction for unwanted paint disposalReleased 27/07/2017Paintback officially launched operations in the ACT today with a mission to change the way people deal with potentially hazardous paint materials once they are no longer of use.Paintback is a voluntary, national project which offers a safe and accessible way to dispose of unused architectural and decorative paint, without sending it to landfill.Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said Paintback presented an opportunity to reset the way people deal with disused paint and paint cans.“Paintba

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By dindemic // July 27 2017 // 0 comment
ACT to pilot program aimed at keeping families together Released 27/07/2017The ACT Government has partnered with Indigenous organisation Curijo to lead a Family Group Conferencing pilot in Canberra aimed at supporting at-risk Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to stay together.Minister for Disability, Children and Youth, Rachel Stephen-Smith, said the ACT Government is committed to reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in out of home care.“The aim of Family Group Conferencing is to establish whether an extended fam

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By dindemic // July 26 2017 // 0 comment
Law courts project taking shape with roof installed at Supreme CourtReleased 26/07/2017Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay with Chief Justice Helen Murrell has poured the ceremonial final section of concrete to mark the completion of the highest structural element of the new court building.During a tour today, Minister Ramsay said building works were progressing and the community would soon see more construction on site.“The structure is now largely in place and internal works will accelerate,” Minister Ramsay said.“This is a landmark building for Canberra which will meet the terr

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By dindemic // July 26 2017 // 0 comment
Occupational Violence Policy launched to keep our staff safe in Canberra public schools Released 26/07/2017Today I launched a new Occupational Violence Policy and Management Plan with the Australian Education Union ACT Branch, to ensure public school staff are safe and confident in doing what they are most passionate about, teaching and facilitating learning.Every child has the right access education and every worker has the right to be safe at work.The ACT has a great education system and our community should be proud of our approach to inclusion in our schools, where all young people are off

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By dindemic // July 25 2017 // 0 comment
New Community Chair to Lead ACT Disability Reference Released 25/07/2017I’m pleased to announce Dougie Herd as the new Community Chair of the ACT Government’s Disability Reference Group.

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By dindemic // July 25 2017 // 0 comment
Official opening of Hume Motor Vehicle Inspection StationReleased 25/07/2017Local and national transport industry stakeholders joined the Minister for Regulatory Services, Gordon Ramsay, in putting their mark on the transport mural as part of the official opening of the new Hume Motor Vehicle Inspection Station.As part of the opening celebrations, industry stakeholders viewed vehicle exhibits and inspection demonstrations, as well as participating in behind the scenes tours of facilities to further understand the work of mechanics and inspectors in keeping our roads safe.Minister Ramsay worked

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By dindemic // July 21 2017 // 0 comment
Getting young people home safelyReleased 20/07/2017A new program to support people enjoying the city entertainment precinct at night will create a safer nightlife environment for patrons in Canberra’s CBD.Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay today launched the CBR NightCrew in the city – a trial which will run on Friday and Saturday nights until April 2018.“The program, managed by St John Ambulance and staffed by trained volunteers, will help young people to have a better and safer night out in Canberra,” Mr Ramsay said.“Canberra remains one of the safest capital cities

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By dindemic // July 21 2017 // 0 comment
Government Congratulates Newly Elected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BodyReleased 20/07/2017The new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body will bring a mix of experience and new energy to representing the ACT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community for the next three years.

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By dindemic // July 21 2017 // 0 comment
Enrichment grants open enabling young women to Dream, Believe, AchieveReleased 21/07/2017The 2017 Audrey Fagan Young Women Enrichment Grants have officially opened and aim to encourage young ACT women to develop or enhance their skills in their area of passion.The Enrichment Grants program provide one off grants of up to $2,000 to enable young women to build  a collaborative relationship with a mentor in their area of interest.Young women aged between 12 and 18 who are residents of the ACT or are undertaking study in the ACT are eligible to apply.The Enrichment Grants are a component

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By dindemic // July 20 2017 // 0 comment
New partnership to help tackle climate change across Australian towns and citiesReleased 19/07/2017The ACT Government today joined the Cities Power Partnership which will transform Australia’s energy future from the ground up by enabling local councils to rapidly decrease carbon emissions and prevent worsening climate change impacts.“I’m pleased to announce the ACT is one of 35 cities and regional councils across Australia who today signed up to be part of a national movement for climate action,” Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said.

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