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Alex Sloan – Canberra Citizen of the Year

Alex Sloan has been selected as the 2017 Canberra Citizen of the Year. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr will make the announcement at a ceremony at the Canberra Museum and Gallery this morning, saying the recently-retired ABC broadcaster was being honoured for her commitment to “telling the stories of Canberrans.” In November, after 27 years […]

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Master Builders appoints first woman CEO

“After 127 years, it is time for a change and the different perspective a female CEO will bring to the organisation.” Master Builders Australia has announced on International Women’s Day that Denita Wawn has been appointed its new Chief Executive Officer – the first female to head the organisation in its 127-year history. The appointment […]

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The Canberra Balloon Spectacular returns for 2017

Returning to the capital in March 2017, over 40 hot air balloons will float across Canberra skies as part of the annual Canberra Balloon Spectacular. The much-loved event runs across nine mornings from 11-19 March, and features balloons from around the world. This year, the Hummingbird (from the United States) and the Smurf (from Belgium) […]

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Same-sex marriage recogntion a step forward

Same-sex couples who have married elsewhere will have their rights and civil unions recognised in Canberra. New laws passed on Tuesday will now automatically recognise same-sex marriages and other same-sex relationships which have been formally recognised in other jurisdictions. Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay said the Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill (No 3) has now amended the Civil […]

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It’s a boy – ACT homebirth trial’s first baby

A baby boy is the first child born through the ACT Government’s publicly-funded Homebirth Trial.   Ari Cvjeticanin was born on Saturday 21 January in the family’s home to mother Ella Kurz and father Relja Cvjeticanin. Their primary midwife Christine Foy (pictured middle) was on hand for the birth, as was a second midwife. Ari holds […]

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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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