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By dindemic // August 7 2017 // 0 comment
ACT firefighters to help tackle Canadian wildfires Released 07/08/2017Twenty-six Canberra firefighters are part of a 100-strong Australian team flying to Canada this week to battle rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia.Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman today met with the ACT team joining the 42 day firefighting deployment.“Our firefighters make up a quarter of the Australian team heading to Canada, which shows how highly-valued their specialist skills are,” Minister Gentleman said.“There are hundreds of wildfires burning in British Columbia,

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By dindemic // August 4 2017 // 0 comment
Consultation for new Hughes public artwork open Released 04/08/2017Minister for the Arts Gordon Ramsay today officially launched a community consultation period on a new piece of public art for the Hughes shops, replacing an artwork that was stolen last year.“As many residents of Hughes and regular visitors to the area will know, sadly last year the much loved Stepping Out (Lady in Pearls) was stolen from the Hughes shops,” Minister Ramsay said.“It’s not possible for an exact replica of the Lady in Pearls to be created as the original moulds no longer exist so a new pub

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By dindemic // August 3 2017 // 0 comment
Bike Stops turn wheels to link Canberra businesses with cyclists Released 02/08/2017The ACT Government will join local businesses this spring to launch new innovative ‘Bike Stops’ across Canberra. Bike Stops will allow cyclists to use participating businesses’ facilities to change, refresh or store their gear. Minister for Transport and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris today called on local businesses to register for the Bike Stop program.

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By dindemic // August 3 2017 // 0 comment
Further reforms to help reduce gambling harmReleased 03/08/2017The ACT Government will restrict EFTPOS cash withdrawals in clubs to reduce the impact of problem gambling in our community.The reform package also includes support to help clubs diversify their operations and reduce their reliance on gaming revenue.Following consultation with the clubs industry and other relevant stakeholders the reforms will restrict EFTPOS cash withdrawals in clubs to $200 per transaction, and cash withdrawals will only be permitted from a single point in the club, which must be outside the gaming area.

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By dindemic // August 1 2017 // 0 comment
Light rail on track for a safe and successful futureReleased 01/08/2017The first stage of reforms to the ACT’s road transport legislation to support the safe operation of light rail was today passed in the Legislative Assembly.The Road Transport Reform (Light Rail) Legislation Amendment delivers legislation to support the safe operation of light rail vehicles in the Territory’s road environment through integration with the ACT’s road transport legislation and road rules.Drivers of light rail vehicles will be required to hold a full car licence and be provided with extensive t

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By dindemic // August 1 2017 // 0 comment
New Charter of Rights for young people in Bimberi Released 01/08/2017I am pleased to release the Charter of Rights for Young People in Bimberi Youth Justice Centre.

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By dindemic // August 1 2017 // 0 comment
Light rail on track for a safe and successful futureReleased 01/08/2017The first stage of reforms to the ACT’s road transport legislation to support the safe operation of light rail was today passed in the Legislative Assembly.The Road Transport Reform (Light Rail) Legislation Amendment delivers legislation to support the safe operation of light rail vehicles in the Territory’s road environment through integration with the ACT’s road transport legislation and road rules.Drivers of light rail vehicles will be required to hold a full car licence and be provided with extensive t

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By dindemic // August 1 2017 // 0 comment
Make Your Decision Count during DonateLife Week 2017Released 01/08/2017Canberrans are encouraged to make their decision count this DonateLife Week by registering to save lives on the Australian Organ Donor Register.Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris said organ and tissue donation remained a priority for the ACT Government, with funding in the latest Budget to promote organ and tissue donations and registrations.“The ACT continues to make good progress in our organ and tissue donation rates.

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By dindemic // July 31 2017 // 0 comment
Delivering on our harm minimisation commitmentsReleased 31/07/2017The ACT Government will continue to deliver on its gambling harm reform agenda this week with a number of bills to be introduced to the Legislative Assembly.Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay will introduce bills to support the diversification of clubs away from gaming machine revenue.“The ACT Government has committed to a significant reform agenda to reduce the harmful impacts of gambling for some members of our community,” Minister Ramsay said.“The two bills being introduced this week are important steps in imple

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By dindemic // July 31 2017 // 0 comment
Eight more graduate from AMC rehabilitation programReleased 31/07/2017Eight participants will today graduate from the Solaris Therapeutic Community Program at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).The Solaris Program is a therapeutic community model of treatment for substance misuse.

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