Dindemic: Canberra - Australian Capital Territory - Australia

By dindemic // July 5 2017 // 0 comment
ACT to take part in national review into building safetyReleased 04/07/2017Minister for Planning and Land Management Mick Gentleman today announced that the ACT is committed to participating in a national review into building compliance and certification following the Grenfell Tower fire in London.“The ACT Government is committed to the welfare and safety of all Canberrans.

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By dindemic // July 5 2017 // 0 comment
IMB backs vital ACT community projects Released 04/07/2017It was a pleasure to represent the ACT Chief Minister today at the announcement of the 2017 IMB Community Foundation grants at the National Botanic Gardens.Each year, the IMB Community Foundation donates up to $500,000 to the communities it operates in.The ACT Government encourages programs such as the IMB Community Foundation as good examples of corporate social responsibility, in which companies support their local communities.This year’s ACT recipients are:the Australian National Botanic Gardens, to extend a children’s le

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By dindemic // July 3 2017 // 0 comment
Help keep Canberra’s air cleanReleased 03/07/2017Minister for the Environment and Heritage Mick Gentleman today announced the launch of the ACT Government’s annual Burn Right Tonight campaign, which focuses on reminding Canberrans to use their wood heaters appropriately, or switch to a more sustainable alternative in order to keep Canberra’s air clean.“The ACT Government is committed to keeping Canberra’s air clean, but smoke from domestic wood heaters remains the largest source of air pollution in the Territory,” Minister Gentleman said.“We are remind

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By dindemic // July 3 2017 // 0 comment
NAIDOC Week celebrations begin in the capital Released 03/07/2017Community leaders came together this morning to formally launch Canberra’s NAIDOC week celebrations and reflect on the importance of language to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.Australia’s three national flags and the flag for the ACT were raised outside the Legislative Assembly this morning as an acknowledgement of the importance of NAIDOC Week to the Canberra community.It was wonderful to be joined by Bradley Bell, Samantha Faulkner and Alex Sloan who raised the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander

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By dindemic // June 30 2017 // 0 comment
Segways allowed for personal use in the ACT from 1 JulyReleased 30/06/2017Segways will be permitted on footpaths, shared paths and some roads across the ACT from tomorrow said Acting Road Safety Minister Gordon Ramsay.“The new segway rules treat users as pedestrians with some additional requirements to ensure safety,” Mr Ramsay said.Segway users will have to wear an approved bicycle helmet, have a bell or other warning device fitted and use lights and reflectors when travelling at night or in reduced visibility.“The requirement for segway users to wear a bicycle helmet will h

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By dindemic // June 30 2017 // 0 comment
Micro parks competition sparks new thinking for Canberra’s city spaces Released 30/06/2017Canberrans will be asked for their feedback to decide which public micro park submission will transition from blueprint to reality, making our small city spaces more inviting, usable and approachable.For the first time, the public will be asked to contribute both designs and feedback on designs, with the most popular choice then activated in Garema Place by the team at Transport Canberra and City Services.Minister for Transport and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris said the micro parks project was a

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By dindemic // June 30 2017 // 0 comment
ACT higher education exports reach record high of $579 millionReleased 30/06/2017The ACT’s international education income is up 14 per cent to $579 million, making international education Canberra’s largest export.Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research Meegan Fitzharris has welcomed data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Government Department of Education and Training on international education exports.“With our international education export income up to $579 million in the 2016 calendar year, and 14,000 international students c

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By dindemic // June 30 2017 // 0 comment
ACT Government delivers changes to build a better cityReleased 30/06/2017ACT Labor took a bold agenda of reform and investment to the 2016 ACT Election. The people of Canberra overwhelmingly supported this agenda and since October the ACT Government I lead has set about implementing it.

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By dindemic // June 30 2017 // 0 comment
New Transport Canberra branded articulated bus arrives in CanberraReleased 30/06/2017A brand new model of articulated bus will join the Transport Canberra bus fleet this week as part of the ACT Government’s replacement and enhancement program.“Our new Scania bus includes state of the art construction design, light weight materials and electrics which will reduce emissions,” Minister for Transport and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris said.“In the interest of safety, there are 12 CCTV cameras on board to provide security for the driver and passengers, as well as a rear do

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By dindemic // June 30 2017 // 0 comment
Detainee artwork on showReleased 30/06/2017An exhibition celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was launched today as part of NAIDOC Celebrations.The NAIDOC Community Art Exhibition Our Languages Matter at the Community Services #1 Gallery in Narrabundah includes works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists currently detained in the Alexander Maconochie Centre and Community Corrections clients.This year’s NAIDOC theme emphasises the unique role language plays through story and song in Aboriginal and To

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