Dindemic: Canberra - Australian Capital Territory - Australia

By dindemic // June 29 2017 // 0 comment
Greater coverage for Canberra’s CCTV networkReleased 29/06/2017Canberra’s public safety CCTV system has been improved with greater coverage areas and clearer recordings due to a $376,000 upgrade by the ACT Government, Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman announced today.“The upgraded system now features modern, high-definition cameras.

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By dindemic // June 28 2017 // 0 comment
Opportunity to meet the candidates ahead of ATSIEB voteReleased 28/06/2017The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body Election Meet the Candidates Forum will be held tonight at the Commonwealth Department of Education’s 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke Street, Civic.This year a record 25 candidates are running for seven positions on the Elected Body.  The candidates will be presenting their thoughts and visions on matters of importance for Canberra’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates contesting seat

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By dindemic // June 28 2017 // 0 comment
Ombudsman oversight to help safeguard childrenReleased 28/06/2017A new law is coming into effect this week as part of the ACT Government’s response to issues exposed by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.From 1 July 2017, organisations in Canberra providing services to children must report relevant allegations and convictions involving their staff to the ACT Ombudsman, as well as the results of any investigations.This scheme is an important step forward in safeguarding our kids.

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By dindemic // June 27 2017 // 0 comment
Audit report shows Public Housing Renewal Program is delivering for those who need itReleased 27/06/2017A new report from the ACT Auditor-General has confirmed the effectiveness of the Public Housing Renewal Program as it delivers great new homes for many public housing tenants.The report has found the governance and administration of the program is sound and its management effective.Importantly, it has also found that the relocation needs and preferences of housing tenants have been effectively recognised and managed by Housing ACT.I particularly want to acknowledge the members of the Linking

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By dindemic // June 27 2017 // 0 comment
Canberrans getting healthier - but more work to doReleased 27/06/2017The 2016-17 Progress Report for the Healthy Weight Initiative has provided an encouraging snapshot for healthy living in the ACT, as Canberrans continue to be more active and follow better eating habits.The report reveals fewer children regularly consuming sugary drinks, more children eating the recommended two serves of fruit per day, more children walking or cycling to school and no increase in the rates of obesity since the initiative commenced in 2013.“This report clearly illustrates the positive impact the Healthy

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By dindemic // June 27 2017 // 0 comment
Renewable energy target on track with new wind farm openingReleased 27/06/2017The supply of renewable electricity to the ACT is set to grow as construction is now complete on Ararat wind farm in Victoria, Acting Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Mick Gentleman said today.“Ararat wind farm, which was officially opened today, has started feeding renewable electricity into the grid and will contribute towards the ACT achieving its 100% renewable electricity target.

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By dindemic // June 27 2017 // 0 comment
ACT thriving in new Census data Released 27/06/2017More people than ever before are seeing Canberra as a great place to live, with the ACT the fastest growing jurisdiction in Australia.The first release of data from the 2016 Census reveals the ACT is growing faster than every other state and territory, with population up 11.2% to 397,397 on Census night.The 2016 Census data shows people are flocking to Canberra for high quality jobs, healthcare and education, and a high standard of living.The ACT’s median household income is the highest in the nation at $998 per week, almost 150% of the

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By dindemic // June 26 2017 // 0 comment
Canberra celebrates the end of RamadanReleased 24/06/2017Canberra’s vibrant and diverse Muslim community will mark Eid al-Fitr by attending special morning prayers before a feast of traditional dishes - their first daytime meal in a month.On behalf of the ACT Government, I send warm wishes to Canberra’s Islamic community on the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.I have been honoured to attend a number of Breaking of the Fast Iftar events during Ramadan.This included th

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By dindemic // June 24 2017 // 0 comment
ACT to join National Firearms AmnestyReleased 23/06/2017Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman today announced that the ACT will join the National Firearms Amnesty that commences on 1 July 2017.Minister Gentleman said that the Government is committed to ensuring that Canberra remains a safe city, and our participation in the National Firearms Amnesty enforces this commitment.“Now is the time to act, not only will all participants avoid prosecution, they will also help keep Canberra safe by ensuring unregistered and unlawful firearms don’t fall into the wrong hand

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By dindemic // June 24 2017 // 0 comment
ACT strengthens relationship with Singapore though Arboretum MOUReleased 23/06/2017The ACT Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the  National Arboretum Canberra and the National Parks Board Singapore that will see greater collaboration between the Arboretum and the Singapore Botanic Gardens.The MOU is just another example of the strengthening ties between Canberra and Singapore resulting from the direct international link through Singapore Airlines’ Capital Express service.The ceremony formalised an agreement which will see an exchange of research a

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