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ACNC will cut costs for Canberra Charities

Posted: 16th April 2014

The ACT Government is cutting red tape to save up to $2 million a year for local charities by working with the first national independent charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC). But that can only continue if the Commonwealth Government listens to the pleas...

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Lifetime Care and Support Legislation passed in Legislative Assembly

Posted: 10th April 2014

The Legislative Assembly has passed the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme (Catastrophic Injuries) Bill. The Bill establishes a no-fault scheme to meet the ongoing treatment and care needs of those catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident.  This is an important step towards ensuring...

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CBR Innovation Network: promoting innovative businesses

Posted: 9th April 2014

The ACT Government is establishing the CBR Innovation Network to grow, innovate and create jobs. Innovative start-ups and companies with the potential for rapid growth will benefit from this initiative with industry stakeholders helping shape the services provided for entrepreneurs and innovation...

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ACT leads nation on housing affordability reforms

Posted: 28th March 2014

A housing affordability summit, hosted by the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) this week, has reaffirmed that stamp duty is a significant barrier to people buying and selling a home. The high powered summit featured Government and industry leaders from around Australia. The communiqu...

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Digital Canberra Challenge awards ACT innovators

Posted: 26th March 2014

The Digital Canberra Challenge is an initiative of the Business Development Strategy.  The Program has been developed to align closely with the ACT Government’s broader digital Canberra agenda. The Digital Canberra Challenge is a program that promotes more effective and efficient...

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