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By dindemic // October 18 2017 // 0 comment
Local Queen’s Baton Relay 2018 Baton Bearers announced Released 18/10/2017Today I announced the local Baton Bearers for Canberra’s leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay 2018.The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games organisers today officially announced the nation’s capital will be the first destination for the Australian section of the relay, starting here on 25 January 2018.

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By dindemic // October 18 2017 // 0 comment
Chief Officer appointed for ACT State Emergency Service Released 18/10/2017Following a national recruitment campaign and selection process, Ms Georgeina Whelan AM has been appointed as the new Chief Officer of the ACT State Emergency Service.Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman said Ms Whelan would bring a wealth of experience to the role.“I am pleased to welcome Ms Whelan to her new role within the ACT Emergency Services Agency,” Minister Gentleman said.“Ms Whelan will be the first female full-time Chief Officer of the ACTSES, and I’m pleased the A

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By dindemic // October 17 2017 // 0 comment
Housing summit brings community together around new strategy Released 17/10/2017Today’s Housing and Homelessness Summit is the culmination of months of consultation in which the ACT Government and our affordable housing advisory panel reached out to thousands of Canberrans to see what matters most to them around housing.Around 200 community members from every part of Canberra have come together today for the summit, all contributing to a new housing strategy.It’s great to have so many great people in one room, all working on the same goal to make sure everyone has access to a home

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By dindemic // October 16 2017 // 0 comment
Construction industry on notice: expect increased scrutiny of scaffolding (joint media release)Released 16/10/2017The ACT Government has put the construction industry on notice for scaffolding safety following a number of recent incidents as well as the extremely concerning results of WorkSafe ACT’s recent proactive audit into scaffolding safety.Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations Rachel Stephen-Smith and Minister for Regulatory Services Gordon Ramsay said considering working at heights was one of the highest risk work activities, there would be zero tolerance for comp

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By dindemic // October 16 2017 // 0 comment
Canberra District Riesling scoops tops award at the 2017 Canberra International Riesling Challenge Released 13/10/2017The 2017 Gallagher Riesling from Gallagher Wines in the Canberra District has been named the Best Riesling from the Canberra District, the Best Dry Riesling, the Best Riesling in Australia, and the Best Wine of the 2017 Challenge at the 2017 Canberra International Riesling Challenge Awards Presentation held at the Hotel Realm in Canberra tonight.Now in its 18th year, the Canberra International Riesling Challenge received 509 entries from 224 wineries across seven countries, inc

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By dindemic // October 13 2017 // 0 comment
Auditor General finds Canberra’s public art well maintained Released 12/10/2017Minister for the Arts and Community Events Gordon Ramsay today welcomed the findings of an Auditor General’s report examining how public art is managed in Canberra.The ACT Auditor-General’s report into Selected ACT Government Agencies’ management of public art found the Government is delivering on its commitment to provide high quality public art, as part of the wider strategy for promoting and enhancing the arts in Canberra.“The ACT Government knows how important art is to Canberrans,

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By dindemic // October 13 2017 // 0 comment
Carers Voice Panel gets underway Released 12/10/2017Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion Rachel Stephen-Smith this morning kicked off the Carers Voice Panel, a deliberative process through which members of the Canberra community will work together towards developing an ACT Carers Strategy.The panel will meet over two days to develop a strategy to improve support for carers and acknowledge the difference they make in people’s lives.The Strategy will be developed using a deliberative process to complement the broad community consultation Carers ACT has conducted over the pa

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By dindemic // October 13 2017 // 0 comment
Time to celebrate Canberra’s multicultural champions Released 12/10/2017Nominations are now open for the ACT Government’s annual Multicultural Awards. These Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the diversity in our community and the benefits it brings.I encourage Canberrans to get involved and nominate individuals or organisations with a track record of outstanding contributions in supporting cultural diversity and social harmony in Canberra.There are eight award categories, covering organisations and individuals.

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By dindemic // October 11 2017 // 0 comment
Awards to recognise community wide effort to address family violence Released 10/10/2017Nominations are now open for the 2017 Violence Prevention awards which recognise projects, activities/and or contributions by individuals who are making significant gains to preventing violence against women and children in the ACT.It’s a sobering fact that just about every person in our community is affected by family violence in some way. The effects of violence and abuse are so serious, and they demand a shared responsibility to result in real and lasting change.

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By dindemic // October 11 2017 // 0 comment
Young women empowered through Audrey Fagan Enrichment Grants Released 11/10/2017Grants of up to $2000 have been awarded to six young ACT women today to assist them in developing their skills and achieving their goals as part of this year’s Audrey Fagan Young Women’s Enrichment Grants program.The successful 2017 recipients are Angela Lyons, Kiah Zeller, Jasmine O’Neill, Fatemeh Fouladi,Ayuningsih Hancock and Ellen Scott.

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