Dindemic: Canberra - Australian Capital Territory - Australia

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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By dindemic // July 19 2017 // 0 comment
ACT Mental Health Advisory Council establishedReleased 18/07/2017Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury today hosted the ACT’s new Mental Health Advisory Council (MHAC). The first of its kind under the new Mental Health Act, the Council will provide invaluable advice to the Government as the new Office for Mental Health is established.Formed under the Mental Health Act 2015, the MHAC will provide advice to the Minister on a range of topics, including improved and integrated service provision, extensive policy reforms, and legislative change.

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By dindemic // July 19 2017 // 0 comment
Statement on passing of Val JefferyReleased 18/07/2017I was saddened to learn today of the death of former ACT Legislative Assembly MLA Valentine ‘Val’ Jeffery.Mr Jeffery had a lifelong connection to Tharwa and rural ACT and ran the Tharwa general store since 1948. Everyone in Tharwa, or who ever lived in Tharwa, knew and respected Val.

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By dindemic // July 17 2017 // 0 comment
AG Energy Council meeting: States and territories “getting the job done”Released 17/07/2017Today ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury joined with ministers from Victoria, South Australia, and Queensland at the COAG Energy Council meeting to call on the Federal Government to push ahead with implementation of a Clean Energy Target (CET).“Today the ACT joined with our state counterparts in encouraging the Federal Government to follow the leadership of our jurisdictions in adopting a Clean Energy Target,” Mr Rattenbury said.“We are disap

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By dindemic // July 17 2017 // 0 comment
Grants program opens to enrich ACT’s cultural diversityReleased 17/07/2017Applications opened today for the $260,000 Participation (Multicultural) Grants Program which aims to enhance the ACT community by investing in innovative projects that highlight and promote cultural diversity, social harmony and inclusion.In 2016-17, approximately 140 ACT organisations and groups benefited from the grants and we are again looking for that level of community engagement.The program supports organisations and groups looking to enhance:multicultural community participation, social harmony and inclusio

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By dindemic // July 14 2017 // 0 comment
ACT Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award Winners Released 13/07/2017Joint media release: Meegan Fitzharris MLA and Shane Rattenbury MLAACT Health celebrates the outstanding impact that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff make towards health care delivery and reconciliation in our community this week, through the 2017 ACT Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards.

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By dindemic // July 14 2017 // 0 comment
Consultation open on Migratory species action planReleased 13/07/2017Minister for the Environment Mick Gentleman has today announced the beginning of consultation on the draft migratory species action plan to protect and manage habitats used by migratory birds in the ACT.“The ACT Government is committed to protecting migratory wildlife once these animals arrive in Canberra, and we are keen to hear from birdwatchers, and other members of the community, on the draft action plan,” Minister Gentleman said.“Twenty-seven migratory birds are known to visit the ACT.

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By dindemic // July 14 2017 // 0 comment
Clean energy is the future: ACT joins Al Gore and states in signing climate leadership declarationReleased 13/07/2017The ACT will today join with Victoria, Queensland and South Australia in signing a Climate Leadership Declaration that calls on all jurisdictions to work in partnership towards zero net emissions, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury announced today.Speaking from the 2017 EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne, Mr Rattenbury reaffirmed that while the Federal Government had as yet failed to deliver a clean energy future, states and territories, organizations

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By dindemic // July 14 2017 // 0 comment
ACT Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award Winners Released 13/07/2017Joint media release: Meegan Fitzharris MLA and Shane Rattenbury MLAACT Health celebrates the outstanding impact that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff make towards health care delivery and reconciliation in our community this week, through the 2017 ACT Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards.Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris, attended the awards today, which follow NAIDOC Week.“These awards are an opportunity for us to recognise outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Stra

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By dindemic // July 12 2017 // 0 comment
Significant progress on loose-fill asbestos eradication schemeReleased 12/07/2017The latest demolition schedule released by the Asbestos Response Taskforce shows that almost 75% of all Mr Fluffy houses in Canberra have been demolished through the ACT Government’s Asbestos Eradication Program.“The ACT Government remains committed to eradicating Fluffy asbestos from the Canberra community, and this latest demolition schedule shows that we are ahead of schedule in delivering a our commitment to address the Mr Fluffy issue  in our city once and for all,” Minister f

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