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By dindemic // July 25 2017 // 0 comment
Official opening of Hume Motor Vehicle Inspection StationReleased 25/07/2017Local and national transport industry stakeholders joined the Minister for Regulatory Services, Gordon Ramsay, in putting their mark on the transport mural as part of the official opening of the new Hume Motor Vehicle Inspection Station.As part of the opening celebrations, industry stakeholders viewed vehicle exhibits and inspection demonstrations, as well as participating in behind the scenes tours of facilities to further understand the work of mechanics and inspectors in keeping our roads safe.Minister Ramsay worked

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By dindemic // July 21 2017 // 0 comment
Getting young people home safelyReleased 20/07/2017A new program to support people enjoying the city entertainment precinct at night will create a safer nightlife environment for patrons in Canberra’s CBD.Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay today launched the CBR NightCrew in the city – a trial which will run on Friday and Saturday nights until April 2018.“The program, managed by St John Ambulance and staffed by trained volunteers, will help young people to have a better and safer night out in Canberra,” Mr Ramsay said.“Canberra remains one of the safest capital cities

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By dindemic // July 21 2017 // 0 comment
Government Congratulates Newly Elected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BodyReleased 20/07/2017The new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body will bring a mix of experience and new energy to representing the ACT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community for the next three years.

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By dindemic // July 21 2017 // 0 comment
Enrichment grants open enabling young women to Dream, Believe, AchieveReleased 21/07/2017The 2017 Audrey Fagan Young Women Enrichment Grants have officially opened and aim to encourage young ACT women to develop or enhance their skills in their area of passion.The Enrichment Grants program provide one off grants of up to $2,000 to enable young women to build  a collaborative relationship with a mentor in their area of interest.Young women aged between 12 and 18 who are residents of the ACT or are undertaking study in the ACT are eligible to apply.The Enrichment Grants are a component

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By dindemic // July 20 2017 // 0 comment
Saving energy means cutting costs for those in need: Energy efficiency program provides support to 1,000 Canberra homesReleased 20/07/20171,000 Canberra homes have now benefited from the Actsmart Home Energy Efficiency Program, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said today. The program provides helpful tips and products for low income households to reduce their energy and water bills.“It’s important that we provide support to those households in our community who need it most,” Mr Rattenbury said.

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By dindemic // July 20 2017 // 0 comment
New partnership to help tackle climate change across Australian towns and citiesReleased 19/07/2017The ACT Government today joined the Cities Power Partnership which will transform Australia’s energy future from the ground up by enabling local councils to rapidly decrease carbon emissions and prevent worsening climate change impacts.“I’m pleased to announce the ACT is one of 35 cities and regional councils across Australia who today signed up to be part of a national movement for climate action,” Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said.

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By dindemic // July 19 2017 // 0 comment
ACT Mental Health Advisory Council establishedReleased 18/07/2017Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury today hosted the ACT’s new Mental Health Advisory Council (MHAC). The first of its kind under the new Mental Health Act, the Council will provide invaluable advice to the Government as the new Office for Mental Health is established.Formed under the Mental Health Act 2015, the MHAC will provide advice to the Minister on a range of topics, including improved and integrated service provision, extensive policy reforms, and legislative change.

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By dindemic // July 19 2017 // 0 comment
Statement on passing of Val JefferyReleased 18/07/2017I was saddened to learn today of the death of former ACT Legislative Assembly MLA Valentine ‘Val’ Jeffery.Mr Jeffery had a lifelong connection to Tharwa and rural ACT and ran the Tharwa general store since 1948. Everyone in Tharwa, or who ever lived in Tharwa, knew and respected Val.

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By dindemic // July 17 2017 // 0 comment
AG Energy Council meeting: States and territories “getting the job done”Released 17/07/2017Today ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury joined with ministers from Victoria, South Australia, and Queensland at the COAG Energy Council meeting to call on the Federal Government to push ahead with implementation of a Clean Energy Target (CET).“Today the ACT joined with our state counterparts in encouraging the Federal Government to follow the leadership of our jurisdictions in adopting a Clean Energy Target,” Mr Rattenbury said.“We are disap

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By dindemic // July 17 2017 // 0 comment
Grants program opens to enrich ACT’s cultural diversityReleased 17/07/2017Applications opened today for the $260,000 Participation (Multicultural) Grants Program which aims to enhance the ACT community by investing in innovative projects that highlight and promote cultural diversity, social harmony and inclusion.In 2016-17, approximately 140 ACT organisations and groups benefited from the grants and we are again looking for that level of community engagement.The program supports organisations and groups looking to enhance:multicultural community participation, social harmony and inclusio

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