Dindemic: Canberra - Australian Capital Territory - Australia

By dindemic // August 22 2017 // 0 comment
Community to help improve Compulsory Third Party insurance to better protect Canberrans Released 22/08/2017The ACT Government’s first citizens’ jury will explore how the ACT’s Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme can be improved.Many Canberrans who are in an accident are not covered by CTP and even if you are covered it can take two years or more to get your full payout, but we still pay some of the highest premiums in the country.

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By dindemic // August 21 2017 // 0 comment
Government welcomes new renewal authority CEO Released 21/08/2017I am delighted Malcolm Snow has been appointed to head the new City Renewal Authority.Mr Snow is an award-winning urban planner, who has the skills to make the city a place people want to go – through excellent design, welcoming public spaces and great events.Malcolm has proven experience in successfully leading renewal projects in other Australian cities, including Brisbane’s South Bank, which he will bring to Canberra’s renewal precinct.

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By dindemic // August 21 2017 // 0 comment
ACT and South Australia to pioneer Australian space industry Released 21/08/2017The ACT and South Australian Governments will work together to develop the space industry in Australia, under a new Memorandum of Understanding signed today at Mount Stromlo.This new deal recognises that our two jurisdictions have complementary strengths in the space sector. South Australia brings a launch facility and its manufacturing history to this partnership, while we have significant strengths in our research community and the headquarters of a significant number of the big players in the space industry.

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By dindemic // August 17 2017 // 0 comment
ACT Government support for marriage equality Released 17/08/2017Today I will seek the support of the Legislative Assembly for the ACT Government to provide additional support to Canberra’s LGBTIQ community during the Federal Government’s postal survey, as well as join and actively participate in the campaign to achieve marriage equality in Australia.I always have, and always will, support marriage equality. I am proud to say all ACT Labor MLAs do.  We will take our support to the floor of the Assembly and seek the support of other Members.

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By dindemic // August 16 2017 // 0 comment
ACT’s entrepreneurs and clean energy businesses funded to innovate Released 15/08/2017Smarter home energy systems, hydrogen fuel cells and solar radiation forecasting for large solar farms are just some of the business ideas that have received support under the ACT Government’s renewable energy innovation funding schemes, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury announced today.“The ACT Government is committed to supporting our local entrepreneurs and innovative renewable energy start-ups to help ensure the Territory maintains its global leadership role

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By dindemic // August 16 2017 // 0 comment
Local gardens to showcase stormwater solutions Released 15/08/2017Joint media release: ACT Minister for Environment and Heritage Mick Gentleman MLA and Zed Seselja, Senator for the ACTMore than $55,000 in grants has been awarded to provide innovative stormwater solutions at 15 residential homes in the ACT and region.Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, and ACT Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Mick Gentleman, today announced the successful grant recipients who will implement best practice solutions for managing and treating stormwater on their block.“As part of the H2OK: Keeping ou

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By dindemic // August 16 2017 // 0 comment
ACT opening discussions with UNSW Canberra for new campus Released 15/08/2017The ACT Government and the University of New South Wales Canberra will develop a Memorandum of Understanding to guide discussions on a possible major new campus for up to 10,000 students in Canberra.It’s very exciting that after 50 years in the capital, UNSW Canberra has expressed an interest in expanding its role here.

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By dindemic // August 14 2017 // 0 comment
Bushfire preparation will keep Canberra safe during fire season Released 14/08/2017Minister for Planning and Land Management, Mick Gentleman, said the ACT is prepared for the bushfire season with 95.9% of ACT Parks and Conservation’s 2016-17 Bushfire Operations Plan (BOP) completed.“Thanks to a lot of hard work the vast majority of activities under the BOP have been done, making the Canberra community much safer from the risk of bushfire,” Minister Gentleman said.The BOP is prepared each year in consultation with the ACT Rural Fire Service, the ACT Bush Fire Council and the E

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By dindemic // August 14 2017 // 0 comment
ACT fiscal position continues to improve Released 14/08/2017The ACT has achieved a balanced fiscal position in 2016-17 as record investment in Canberra's infrastructure continues.Tomorrow I will present the June Quarter 2017 financial report in the Legislative Assembly, which shows a further improvement in the fiscal position of the Territory.This interim result for 2016-17 is a balanced outcome with revenue and expenditure almost perfectly aligned.

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By dindemic // August 11 2017 // 0 comment
Dr Kai Xun Chan named 2017 ACT Scientist of the Year Released 11/08/2017I am pleased to announce the 2017 ACT Scientist of the Year is Dr Kai Xun Chan, an early career researcher whose work looks at how plants respond to drought conditions.Dr Chan’s research looks at the effect of drought conditions on plants, and the ability of some plants to sense drought stress. His career breakthrough was the identification of a novel stress sensor protein that controls the pores on leaves of drought-stressed plants.

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