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By dindemic // July 29 2017 // 0 comment
Gungahlin town centre’s key infrastructure projects taking shapeReleased 28/07/2017The revolution of Gungahlin’s town centre continues to move forward with stage one of light rail, a new bus station, transformation of Hibberson Street and the duplication of key roads, all taking shape.The final product will make Gungahlin the ACT’s most accessible town centre and will encourage more people to work, live and socialise in Canberra’s fastest growing region.Plans were today released which specifically detail the future of Hibberson Street as a 20 km/hr one-way shared zone b

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By dindemic // July 27 2017 // 0 comment
ACT taking the lead to address female imprisonmentReleased 27/07/2017The ACT Government will lead a national effort to investigate the increase in women in Australia’s prisons.Minister for Corrections Shane Rattenbury moved a motion at the Corrective Services Ministers’ Conference, held this week, for all governments to investigate the increase in women in prisons.“The growing rates of female imprisonment is of concern to all jurisdictions, with an 8 per cent increase nationally in the 12 months to June 2016,” Mr Rattenbury said.“As a result of my motion, the Corr

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By dindemic // July 27 2017 // 0 comment
Local companies taking the lead in renewable energy researchReleased 27/07/2017The launch of a second phase of a world-leading battery storage research project shows the ACT is quickly becoming a globally recognised hub for investment, training and research in renewable energy, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said today.Phase two of ITP Renewables’ lithium-ion battery trial—a program that looks to evaluate battery storage systems used to help households and businesses manage and store electricity—will be launched today at the Bruce Campus of th

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By dindemic // July 27 2017 // 0 comment
Better dog parks for Canberra’s dogs and dog ownersReleased 27/07/2017Community feedback has helped inform the roll-out of $200,000 of upgrades at Canberra’s popular off-leash dog parks.Improvements will be made at the ACT’s six dog parks to make these spaces safer and more comfortable for people and their pets.“Canberra has a passionate, dog loving community so thanks to so many of Canberra’s dog owners for your great feedback.  I am really pleased that we can take your suggestions to make our dog parks even better for dogs to exercise and socialize,&rd

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By dindemic // July 27 2017 // 0 comment
Paintback pushes new direction for unwanted paint disposalReleased 27/07/2017Paintback officially launched operations in the ACT today with a mission to change the way people deal with potentially hazardous paint materials once they are no longer of use.Paintback is a voluntary, national project which offers a safe and accessible way to dispose of unused architectural and decorative paint, without sending it to landfill.Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said Paintback presented an opportunity to reset the way people deal with disused paint and paint cans.“Paintba

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By dindemic // July 27 2017 // 0 comment
ACT to pilot program aimed at keeping families together Released 27/07/2017The ACT Government has partnered with Indigenous organisation Curijo to lead a Family Group Conferencing pilot in Canberra aimed at supporting at-risk Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to stay together.Minister for Disability, Children and Youth, Rachel Stephen-Smith, said the ACT Government is committed to reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in out of home care.“The aim of Family Group Conferencing is to establish whether an extended fam

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By dindemic // July 27 2017 // 0 comment
ACT recognised for forward thinking behind reverse auctionsReleased 27/07/2017he ACT Government’s innovative reverse auctions for renewable energy investment last night won the Innovative Solutions category of the Institute for Public Administration’s 2017 Public Sector Innovation Awards, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury announced today.The Public Sector Innovation Awards recognise and celebrate innovative solutions across the Australian and ACT public service.“This award is fantastic recognition of the ACT Government’s efforts to find new

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By dindemic // July 26 2017 // 0 comment
Law courts project taking shape with roof installed at Supreme CourtReleased 26/07/2017Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay with Chief Justice Helen Murrell has poured the ceremonial final section of concrete to mark the completion of the highest structural element of the new court building.During a tour today, Minister Ramsay said building works were progressing and the community would soon see more construction on site.“The structure is now largely in place and internal works will accelerate,” Minister Ramsay said.“This is a landmark building for Canberra which will meet the terr

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By dindemic // July 26 2017 // 0 comment
Occupational Violence Policy launched to keep our staff safe in Canberra public schools Released 26/07/2017Today I launched a new Occupational Violence Policy and Management Plan with the Australian Education Union ACT Branch, to ensure public school staff are safe and confident in doing what they are most passionate about, teaching and facilitating learning.Every child has the right access education and every worker has the right to be safe at work.The ACT has a great education system and our community should be proud of our approach to inclusion in our schools, where all young people are off

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By dindemic // July 25 2017 // 0 comment
New Community Chair to Lead ACT Disability Reference Released 25/07/2017I’m pleased to announce Dougie Herd as the new Community Chair of the ACT Government’s Disability Reference Group.

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