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Winners announced for the 2016 ACT Book of the Year Awards

Frank Bongiorno’s The Eighties has been announced as the winner of the 2016 ACT Book of the Year Award at a ceremony last night at the ACT Writers Centre The Minister for the Arts and Community Events Gordon Ramsay said that the Award recognises quality contemporary literary works by ACT based writers. The winner of […]

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ACTION + Uber = A safer festive season

Staying safe during Canberra’s festive season just got a little easier.  The ACT Government’s Night Rider bus service will partner with Uber from this weekend (2 December) to provide Canberrans with more choice on how they travel around our city on Friday and Saturday nights during December. “The festive season is a time when more […]

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Canberra Region Tourism Awards: International ready

Leaders of the Canberra and Region tourism industry gathered last night to celebrate another year of success at the annual Canberra Region Tourism Awards. Guests soaked up the breathtaking views over Canberra at the National Arboretum, while eagerly awaiting announcements of winners at the prestigious event. Amongst the glittering line-up of winners were Questacon – […]

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Alex Sloan hangs up her headset at the ABC

After 27 years with the ABC, 666 Canberra Afternoons presenter Alex Sloan has announced her retirement. Alex is a much-loved presence in cars, living rooms and offices across the city. Her trademark laugh, warmth and empathy have made her a favourite interviewer for many Canberra personalities, while her firm but fair questioning has seen her […]

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2017 ACT Australians of the Year announced

The Chief Minister of ACT, Andrew Barr MLA, has announced the 2017 ACT Australian of the Year Award recipients. The 2017 ACT Australian of the Year is youth mentor and educator, Alan Tongue. After a stellar sporting career, Alan Tongue understands how to demand and inspire greatness in others.  Since retiring from football in 2011, […]

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Canberra women achieving a record political majority

The ACT’s Legislative Assembly has had a gender reassignment of sorts. When the new and expanded chamber sits next Monday, the majority of MLAs will – for the first time ever – be women. And this week two women, Yvette Berry (pictured, right) and Nicole Lawder, have been elected deputy leaders of the Labor and […]

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Export success celebrated tonight

Canberra Region companies who are taking on the world were honoured at tonight’s ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards. “Each of the finalists in tonight’s Awards have achieved outstanding growth in international markets over the past year. They have opened doors across the globe, not only for their own goods and services, but for Canberra Region […]

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Make your vote count at the ACT Election

The ACT election on Saturday 15 October is your chance to be heard. To cast a vote you’ll need to complete a ballot paper. Here’s how to do it right. THE BALLOT PAPER Each electorate has its own ballot paper which lists the names of all candidates in that electorate in columns: columns for parties, […]

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Can’t get to a polling place on 15 October?

We’re just weeks out from the ACT election and it’s time to get ready. You can choose from 81 polling places across the ACT on Saturday 15 October, each open from 9 am to 6 pm, but if for some reason you can’t get to one, don’t stress – you have options! Remember, voting is […]

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Labor announces $650 million towards health

Labor has come out swinging as Canberra edges towards the pointy end of lead up to the ACT Election, announcing a $650 million investment in health services. A statement issued this morning outlines plans for a re-elected Labor Government to build a new Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency (SPIRE) Centre on the Canberra Hospital […]

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