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ACT economy continues to grow

Release date: 01 March 2017
Andrew Barr, MLA

Economic activity in the ACT is growing at one of the fastest rates of any jurisdiction in Australia, according to the latest State Final Demand figures.

A renewed vision for the Gungahlin Town Centre

Release date: 01 March 2017
Mick Gentleman, MLA

The ACT Government is asking the community to help refresh the planning framework for the Gungahlin town centre, Minister for Planning and Land Management, Mick Gentleman, has announced.

New funding to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation in Canberra

Release date: 28 February 2017
Meegan Fitzharris, MLA

The ACT Government is delivering on a 2016 election commitment by providing new funding to Gift of Life to help raise awareness of organ and tissue donation.

Canberra’s culturally diverse communities called to apply for new Multicultural Advisory Council

Release date: 28 February 2017
Rachel Stephen-Smith, MLA

Nominations are now open for a new Multicultural Advisory Council, which will support the ACT Government in ensuring Canberra continues to pave the way as Australia's multicultural leader.

Message to parents - let kids be kids

Release date: 28 February 2017
Yvette Berry, MLA

Yvette Berry has joined with Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Co-chair of the Play by the Rules organisation Kate Jenkins and co-head coach of the GIANTS netball team Sharon Hill to support a new national campaign to let kids be kids when playing sport.

Have your say on smoke-free public transport waiting areas

Release date: 24 February 2017
Meegan Fitzharris, MLA

Canberrans are encouraged to have their say on whether public transport waiting areas, including bus interchanges, bus stops, future light rail stops and taxi ranks across the ACT, should be made smoke-free.

WorkSafe ACT well progressed in implementing Audit recommendations

Release date: 24 February 2017
Rachel Stephen-Smith, MLA and Gordon Ramsay, MLA

The implementation of recommendations made in the Auditor-General's Performance Audit of WorkSafe ACT's administrative processes of Mr Fluffy demolitions is progressing well, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations Rachel Stephen-Smith said.

Community encouraged to visually check, not touch switchboards following recall of breakers

Release date: 23 February 2017
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Homeowners, government agencies, property managers and electricians are encouraged to check switchboards and load centres following the national recall of a common circuit breaker manufactured by Eaton Industries.

Waste businesses asked for innovative ideas to keep Canberra beautiful

Release date: 23 February 2017
Meegan Fitzharris, MLA

Local, national and international businesses are being asked to come up with innovative solutions to manage the ACT's waste into the future as part of a market soundings exercise run by Transport Canberra and City Services.

Canberra's light rail project wins international award

Release date: 23 February 2017
Meegan Fitzharris, MLA

Stage 1 of Canberra’s light rail network has been awarded the Asia-Pacific Transport Deal of the Year 2016 by Project Finance International.

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