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By dindemic // September 21 2017 // 0 comment
New grants to engage Canberrans with a disability Released 20/09/2017Applications open today for a new grants program to enable community organisations, volunteer-run groups and small businesses to better include and engage people with a disability.The Disability Inclusion Grants program delivers on the Government’s election commitment of $200,000 over four years to promote the inclusion of people with a disability by removing hurdles to social participation.Through these grants, organisations will be able to make practical improvements to their service delivery or facilities.

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By dindemic // September 21 2017 // 0 comment
The Eagle Has Landed: little eagle returns to the ACT (joint media release)Released 21/09/2017The public can now get a fascinating look at Canberra’s little eagle with live streaming from a nesting site in West Belconnen, Minister for the Environment and Heritage Mick Gentleman and Minister for Housing and Suburban Development Yvette Berry announced today.“It is hoped the cameras set up at the site will provide information on the diet of the little eagle, which is a threatened species in the ACT and NSW,” Minister Gentleman said.“Funding from the Ginninderry development

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By dindemic // September 15 2017 // 0 comment
Reconciliation Day Public Holiday an Australian first Released 14/09/2017Australia’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focused public holiday will be held in the ACT next year following the passage of the Holidays (Reconciliation Day) Amendment Bill 2017.The first Reconciliation Day holiday will be on 28 May 2018.Reconciliation Day will be held each year on the first Monday on or after the 1967 Referendum anniversary date of 27 May – the start of National Reconciliation Week.I look forward to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Canberrans and the wider comm

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By dindemic // September 13 2017 // 0 comment
ACT Government signs up to Family Matters Released 12/09/2017Yesterday I further demonstrated the ACT Government’s commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in our community by signing the Family Matters statement of commitment.Family Matters: Strong Communities. Strong Culture.

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By dindemic // September 13 2017 // 0 comment
New report to enable better emergency relief for ACT Released 12/09/2017A new report on the ACT and emergency relief is released today. The report will enable Government to better target emergency relief, such as food or financial services to those who need it most. Despite the ACT having the highest median weekly income in Australia, there are people in our city who experience financial distress at various points in their lives.Emergency relief is a stopgap measure to help people with immediate and unplanned short-term financial difficulties.

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By dindemic // September 13 2017 // 0 comment
New Multicultural Advisory Council to advance diversity in Canberra Released 13/09/2017I am happy to announce the membership of the ACT’s new Multicultural Advisory Council.

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By dindemic // September 11 2017 // 0 comment
ACT halfway to recruiting 80 new foster carers in 2017 Released 10/09/2017As Foster and Kinship Care Week kicks off, I am pleased to announce that the ACT Together consortium is halfway to its 2017 target of recruiting 80 new foster carers, with 40 Canberrans stepping up to care for vulnerable children in the ACT.

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By dindemic // September 8 2017 // 0 comment
Important milestone for free school devices Released 08/09/2017The ACT Government has taken an important step towards delivering one of its major education commitments – free electronic devices for all ACT public high school and college students.The government has released a request for quote to an industry panel of suppliers for what will be approximately 14,600 devices in the first year of delivery, rolling out early in the 2018 school year.Given the ACT’s place as a leader in technology based teaching and learning, I’m confident in the industry working effectively with the

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By dindemic // September 7 2017 // 0 comment
Canberra kids trade books for bugs!

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By dindemic // September 6 2017 // 0 comment
Newly refurbished kitchen for Alfred Deakin High School Released 06/09/2017Today I visited Alfred Deakin High School to open their newly refurbished kitchen.

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