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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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Community Sector Development Program

Posted: 24th March 2014

This morning I’m pleased to be able to launch the ACT’s Community Sector Development Program. The program has five integrated modules: Sustainability and Strategic Risk Governance and Financial Management Collaboration and Strategic Alliances Working with Government; and Tendering...

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Capital Angels provide helping hand to start-up businesses

Posted: 19th March 2014

Knowing where, and how, to raise money is one of the biggest challenges to face start-up businesses, but a specially developed master class will help businesses navigate this early growth phase. To be held at Canberra Airport today, the class will be presented by Capital Angels, a private sector...

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Australia China Business Council comes to Canberra

Posted: 18th March 2014

The Australia China Business Council has for the first time held an ACT specific event on the back of the annual Canberra Networking Day function. At the networking breakfast held today I addressed the Council, and highlighted the opportunities for collaboration and engagement between Canberra and...

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