Dindemic: Canberra - Australian Capital Territory - Australia

By dindemic // August 16 2017 // 0 comment
Local gardens to showcase stormwater solutions Released 15/08/2017Joint media release: ACT Minister for Environment and Heritage Mick Gentleman MLA and Zed Seselja, Senator for the ACTMore than $55,000 in grants has been awarded to provide innovative stormwater solutions at 15 residential homes in the ACT and region.Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, and ACT Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Mick Gentleman, today announced the successful grant recipients who will implement best practice solutions for managing and treating stormwater on their block.“As part of the H2OK: Keeping ou

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By dindemic // August 16 2017 // 0 comment
ACT opening discussions with UNSW Canberra for new campus Released 15/08/2017The ACT Government and the University of New South Wales Canberra will develop a Memorandum of Understanding to guide discussions on a possible major new campus for up to 10,000 students in Canberra.It’s very exciting that after 50 years in the capital, UNSW Canberra has expressed an interest in expanding its role here.

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By dindemic // August 14 2017 // 0 comment
ACT fiscal position continues to improve Released 14/08/2017The ACT has achieved a balanced fiscal position in 2016-17 as record investment in Canberra's infrastructure continues.Tomorrow I will present the June Quarter 2017 financial report in the Legislative Assembly, which shows a further improvement in the fiscal position of the Territory.This interim result for 2016-17 is a balanced outcome with revenue and expenditure almost perfectly aligned.

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By dindemic // August 14 2017 // 0 comment
Bushfire preparation will keep Canberra safe during fire season Released 14/08/2017Minister for Planning and Land Management, Mick Gentleman, said the ACT is prepared for the bushfire season with 95.9% of ACT Parks and Conservation’s 2016-17 Bushfire Operations Plan (BOP) completed.“Thanks to a lot of hard work the vast majority of activities under the BOP have been done, making the Canberra community much safer from the risk of bushfire,” Minister Gentleman said.The BOP is prepared each year in consultation with the ACT Rural Fire Service, the ACT Bush Fire Council and the E

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By dindemic // August 11 2017 // 0 comment
Dr Kai Xun Chan named 2017 ACT Scientist of the Year Released 11/08/2017I am pleased to announce the 2017 ACT Scientist of the Year is Dr Kai Xun Chan, an early career researcher whose work looks at how plants respond to drought conditions.Dr Chan’s research looks at the effect of drought conditions on plants, and the ability of some plants to sense drought stress. His career breakthrough was the identification of a novel stress sensor protein that controls the pores on leaves of drought-stressed plants.

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By dindemic // August 11 2017 // 0 comment
Kitchen battle reminds Canberrans to cook safely Released 11/08/2017Firefighters are sharing their recipes for serving up a delicious meal and staying safe in the kitchen in a new campaign launched today by Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman.Mr Gentleman said the ACT Fire & Rescue Kitchen Fire Safety Cooking Challenge was a great initiative to help deliver very important kitchen fire safety messages to the Canberra community.“Statistics show a third of fires in the ACT actually start in the kitchen,” Mr Gentleman said.

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By dindemic // August 11 2017 // 0 comment
Draft plan aims to protect and enhance Tharwa’s village character Released 11/08/2017Tharwa’s Draft Village Plan proposes to improve the village’s recreational and cultural appeal and generate economic growth and opportunities, Minister for Planning and Land Management Mick Gentleman said.“Set in the picturesque landscape beside the Murrumbidgee River at the foot of Mount Tennent, Tharwa is the ACT’s oldest European settlement and close to the hearts of many,” Minister Gentleman said.The draft village plan makes recommendations to:Make the village core an a

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By dindemic // August 10 2017 // 0 comment
Construction at University of Canberra Public Hospital progressing well Released 10/08/2017Construction of Canberra’s first dedicated public rehabilitation hospital is well underway to deliver sub-acute rehabilitation and mental health care services for Canberrans.ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, Deputy Chief Minister Yvette Berry Minister for Health and Wellbeing Meegan Fitzharris and Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury today visited the University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCHPH) to assess the ongoing works.Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris said the interna

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By dindemic // August 8 2017 // 0 comment
Thousands more subsidised training opportunities now open for Canberrans Released 08/08/2017More than 2000 new subsidised training places are now on offer for Canberrans as part of the ACT Government’s Skilled Capital training initiative.Skills Canberra has today released enrolments for more than 1500 subsidised training places across 37 unique qualifications and more than 600 places in 12 Skill Sets to further upskill the ACT workforce.Skill Sets are small parts of a qualification which meet a defined industry need.“Skilled Capital provides the Canberra community with flexible a

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By dindemic // August 8 2017 // 0 comment
Driver licence renewal goes digital Released 08/08/2017Most Canberra motorists will be able to renew their driver licences more conveniently as renewals go online next month.Minister for Regulatory Services Gordon Ramsay said online driver licence renewals were the latest service to go digital making it even easier for Canberrans to do business with government.“We know that Canberrans are increasingly seeking to transact online with more than 60 per cent of those engaging with Access Canberra doing so digitally and this number continues to grow,” Minister Ramsay said.“Each ye

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