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ACT Government announces new Fulbright scholarship

Today in Washington I announced that the ACT Government will fund a new Fulbright Scholarship, which each year will allow a Canberra resident to travel to the US, or will see an American resident bring their knowledge to Canberra.

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Oct 12, 2015 11:24 AM

Aspen Medical expands to South Texas with new ambulance service

Aspen Medical is in the business of saving lives, and is a true Canberra success story.  As Chief Minister it makes me incredibly proud to see local businesses thriving and enjoying success abroad, and of course Aspen Medical is one of our city's prime examples of the extraordinary products and services that Canberra companies can share with the world.

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Oct 09, 2015 11:49 AM

New vision for planned upgrades to baseball facilities in the ACT

Today I visited the Dell Diamond Baseball Stadium in Austin, Texas to help build our knowledge of developing and operating a world class baseball venue as we explore opportunities for the redevelopment of Narrabundah Ballpark.

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Oct 08, 2015 12:20 PM

Ridesharing to improve transport in CBR

The ACT is Australia's first jurisdiction to regulate ridesharing, and Canberra will be the first capital in the world to enable ridesharing to operate legally ahead of ridesharing businesses operating. As a result, Uber and other ridesharing businesses, will be able to legally enter the Canberra market from 30 October 2015.

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Sep 30, 2015 1:05 PM

NightFest brings Floriade to life after dark

Australia’s biggest celebration of spring welcomes crowds after dark with Floriade NightFest 2015.

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Sep 25, 2015 2:06 PM

Digital CBR

Canberra is a city full of early adopters of new technology, innovators and entrepreneurs.  As a government, we have built on Canberrans' embrace of change by focussing on agility and innovation in response to digital disruption.

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Sep 24, 2015 10:03 AM

Canberra springs to life with Floriade 2015

Last Friday I officially launched Floriade 2015 – the nation’s biggest celebration of spring.

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Sep 21, 2015 10:38 AM

Active kids challenge success sparks focus on healthier workplaces

Today I joined Minister Rattenbury to celebrate the end of another successful Active Kids Challenge, which saw over 20,000 children participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day for eight weeks.

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Sep 18, 2015 3:59 PM

Windows to the World highlights Canberra's international character

Today I was pleased to join members of Canberra's diplomatic community to launch the 2015 Windows to the World, which will see 50 of Canberra's embassies and high commissions showcasing their cultures to the public during the four weekends of Floriade.

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Sep 10, 2015 5:29 PM

Socceroos return to CBR

After the success of the Asian Cup in January, when 82,000 people attended seven games at GIO Stadium Canberra, I have been very keen to bring more international football to Canberra.

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Sep 07, 2015 4:35 PM