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Public servants stay focussed in Trump era

Trump and Brexit will distract our political leaders warns Australian businesswoman Catherine Livingstone. One of Australia’s most senior businesswomen has urged the public service to stay focussed while governments become increasingly “distracted” by the repercussions of a Trump presidency and the fall-out from Brexit. The outgoing president of the Business Council of Australia, Catherine Livingstone, […]

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ATO wins gold in Public Sector awards

The Australian Taxation Office has taken out the Gold Award in the 2016 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management. The award recognises the ATO’s high-tech and streamlined processes for managing the nation’s superannuation savings. The “SuperStream” initiative is designed to enhance the ‘back office’ of superannuation, transmitting money and information consistently between […]

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Fertility clinic founder named Telstra ACT Business Woman of the Year

Dr Nicole Sides, managing director and medical director of Compass Fertility, is the 2016 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business Woman of the Year. Held last night at the National Gallery of Australia, the 2016 Telstra ACT Business Women’s Awards recognised “brilliant, passionate and courageous women who are thriving in their chosen fields,” says Joe Pollard, […]

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Even Jane Halton gets manterrupted…

“The glass ceiling is still there. And you hit it at different levels and parts of the APS. This needs to change.” Australia’s most senior female public servant Jane Halton has delivered a parting shot to “manterrupters” in the public service, calling on senior male bureaucrats to take a more practical approach to ensuring the […]

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PMT: How to manage your emotions in leadership

Being a leader has its challenges. We are called upon to be consistent and professional, which for some of us, can seem almost impossible when ‘that time of the month’ kicks in. Last time I checked, ‘psycho’ is not a leadership quality. Thanks Mother Nature… I’ve noticed in the last six months, a pattern of […]

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Capital Airport Group flies high as 2016 Telstra ACT Business of the Year

The Capital Airport Group, which oversees the aviation gateway to Canberra, has been named the 2016 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business of the Year. Each year, nearly three million passengers travel through Canberra Airport to and from Australia’s capital cities. This number is expected to more than double within the next decade, and expand internationally […]

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Erin Hinton: a local architect to watch

Chances are, you’ve seen architect Erin Hinton’s work around Canberra without knowing it. Recent winner of the Australian Institute of Architects’ ACT ‘Emerging Architect’ Prize, Erin is a practicing architect, lecturer at the University of Canberra, curator of the Young.Hot.Canberra exhibition and PhD student. Erin was honoured to win the accolade, even more so because […]

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2016 GRIFFIN Accelerator program: The Five Successful Teams

The GRIFFIN Accelerator has just announced the successful teams for its 2016 program. Five teams were selected, with all, bar one, featuring female founders. Dr Craig Davis, CEO, GRIFFIN Accelerator, said of the selection made, “We have a wonderful diversity in the startups, from platforms, to brands, to innovative physical products. All teams have innovations with […]

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Female Self-Sabotage in Business: How to overcome it

Closing the gender gap is all over the media right now and is a focus on most Government’s agenda. Just the other week, Victoria’s Liberal Leader set a public target of raising the number of women in Parliament by 10 percent each election. In this article I want to highlight what business leaders, owners or […]

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Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards 2016

It was the perfect setting, even though the morning was foggy and windy. The venue was the National Arboretum. The event was the Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards 2016. In its eighth year, the awards celebrate Canberra businesses that have ramped up waste management and recycling, and improved their energy and water use. So what motivates these […]

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