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By dindemic // June 23 2017 // 0 comment
Young Indigenous leadership on show in CanberraReleased 23/06/2017Students from across the country have graduated in Canberra from the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre’s (AILC) Certificate II and IV in Indigenous Leadership.It was a pleasure to attend the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre’s graduation last night.  The AILC’s courses provide students with a wide range of skills aimed at increasing their leadership capacity, enabling them to progress in their careers.AILC’s courses include:Non-accredited introductory courses in Indigenous leadership

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By dindemic // June 23 2017 // 0 comment
Government moves to end greyhound racing in the ACTReleased 23/06/2017The ACT Government will legislate to prohibit greyhound racing and trialling in the ACT by 30 June 2018. A government taskforce will work with the greyhound industry to deliver a package to enable their transition from the industry.Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay made the announcement today and released the independent report Greyhound Racing Industry Transition Options Analysis by Mary Durkin.

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By dindemic // June 23 2017 // 0 comment
High school student’s pitch for their slice of health funding Released 22/06/2017Four Canberra high schools yesterday pitched their entrepreneurial ideas at the It’s Your Move Festival of Great Ideas for the chance to secure funding for their healthy school projects.As one of three judges on the panel at the event, Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris said the inspiring pitches from high school students highlight the importance Canberra’s youth place on living healthier and more active lifestyles.“I’m pleased to announce the winning pitch was award

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By dindemic // June 23 2017 // 0 comment
Pharmacists to vaccinate against whooping cough Released 22/06/2017Canberrans will be able to receive the whooping cough vaccine from their local pharmacist under new rules announced today.The ACT Pharmacist Vaccination Standards were amended this week to enable appropriately trained pharmacists to administer the diptheria, tetanus, a cellular pertussis (dTpa) vaccine to adults without a prescription.Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris said allowing pharmacists to give the whooping cough vaccine was an important initiative that will help prevent the spread of the dangerous bac

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By dindemic // June 23 2017 // 0 comment
ACT Government celebrates World Refugee DayReleased 22/06/2017Today the ACT Government hosted a World Refugee Day breakfast for refugees and non-government organisations that support refugees and asylum seekers in the Canberra community.In 2015, the ACT Government proudly declared Canberra a Refugee Welcome Zone. Today, we reaffirm this commitment to ensure those who come to Canberra from refugee backgrounds are welcomed and supported to begin new lives and reach their full potential.Mr Mustafa Ehsan, the 2017 Young Canberra Citizen of the year, spoke at the breakfast.

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By dindemic // June 23 2017 // 0 comment
2018 Project Funding and Book of the Year to open for applicationsReleased 22/06/2017Minister for the Arts and Community  Events Gordon Ramsay today announced applications for arts projects occurring in 2018, and nominations for the ACT Book of the Year will open on  Monday 26 June 2017.“This is a fantastic opportunity for our arts community to apply for funding for their arts activities.  Every year we support a broad cross section of art forms and activities and I encourage anyone with an exciting proposal for an arts project to apply,” Mr Ramsay sai

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By dindemic // June 21 2017 // 0 comment
Australian visitors discovering Canberra’s appeal in record numbersReleased 21/06/2017Australians visiting the nation’s capital have injected $1.572 billion into the ACT’s economy - a 16.3 per cent increase on the previous year and a new Territory record.Visitors to Canberra increased almost three per cent to 2,501,000 for the year ending March 2017, according to Tourism Research Australia’s National Visitor Survey released today.The growth was driven by very strong performance in the Holiday sector, with a massive 50.2 per cent increase in people in this sector staying

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By dindemic // June 21 2017 // 0 comment
Diverse and experienced boards to lead the renewal of Canberra’s CBD and delivery of affordable housingReleased 21/06/2017A number of highly experienced and talented individuals will lead the renewal of Canberra’s city centre and deliver affordable housing options in our suburbs as the City Renewal Authority and the Suburban land Agency Board members.The City Renewal Authority will give Canberrans a vibrant city centre through design-led, people-focussed urban renewal that promotes social and environmental sustainability.It will give Canberra buildings that win awards, in areas Can

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By dindemic // June 21 2017 // 0 comment
Better access to justice for all CanberransReleased 21/06/2017The ACT Government has committed $2.477 million to community legal centres to enhance access to justice for all in our community, Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay said today during a visit to the Community Legal Centre Hub in Turner.This funding will be provided to Canberra Community Law, the Women’s Legal Centre and Street Law over four years and the Environmental Defenders’ Office over two years.“This will help to alleviate the pressure resulting from the uncertainty about core Commonwealth funding for Canberra Com

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By dindemic // June 21 2017 // 0 comment
Consultation on an Arts Advisory body beginsReleased 21/06/2017Minister for the Arts Gordon Ramsay today announced he is seeking the views of the arts community on a proposal to form a new Ministerial Arts Advisory body to inform the government on arts policy and other related matters.“The Government recently announced the highest ever level of funding for the arts in Canberra, with a $21.6 million package in the 2017-18 Budget to support Government’s vision for a more vibrant Canberra, with better community facilities and services in the Arts sector.

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