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Speech to the ACT ALP Conference

I'm proud of what this city is now.  And I am passionate about its future as a world-leading, international hub for the world's best minds, jobs and way of life.

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Jul 23, 2016 12:15 PM

Working for Woden

This morning I spoke at the Woden Group Breakfast Forum where I outlined some of the things we are doing for the Woden and Weston Creek region in the 2016-17 ACT Budget.

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Jun 17, 2016 5:56 PM

International Test Cricket comes to Canberra

I am delighted to announce that Canberra will host its first ever Test match in the summer of 2018-19, ensuring Canberrans will soon enjoy even more blockbuster cricket at Manuka Oval.  

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Apr 21, 2016 2:51 PM

Visit to Singapore Airlines Training Centre

It was great to tour Singapore Airlines' state of the art training centre and see first-hand the rigorous training undertaken by airline staff. 

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Apr 19, 2016 2:45 PM

Capital Ambition - using the Canberra advantage to boost economy

We have every reason to be optimistic and ambitious.  That is why my government is taking the bold steps now to deliver the benefits Canberrans need over the next 20 years.

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Mar 31, 2016 10:18 AM

Confidence in Canberra’s economy continues to grow

Retail trade turnover in the ACT, which measures how much money Canberrans are spending at our local shops, increased by 8.5% through the year to January 2016 – a significant increase that was more than double the national retail trade turnover. 

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Mar 07, 2016 12:47 PM

Construction starts on University of Canberra Public Hospital

In 2012 ACT Labor announced its plan to build a new public hospital.  Today we turned the first sod to start construction on the $139 million project.  We're delivering on our promise.

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Feb 08, 2016 11:44 AM

Health, Education and Transport priorities for renewed Ministry

Today I announced the new Ministry that will lead the ACT in 2016, reflecting the Government's key priorities of health, education, transport and municipal services.  The ACT Government is committed to supporting jobs and growth in the Territory and my team will continue to implement our progressive vision for Canberra.

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Jan 22, 2016 3:47 PM

Direct international flights a game changer for confident CBR

Today's announcement by Singapore Airlines of direct flights to Canberra Airport is a game changer that will connect Canberra and our region to the world, boosting our international profile and our economy.

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Jan 20, 2016 5:07 PM

My first year as Chief Minister

This week marks my one year anniversary as Chief Minister of the ACT. 

I have been particularly focussed on delivering health and education services in the Territory.  This has proved especially challenging in the face of massive cuts in federal government funding to these areas.

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Dec 12, 2015 10:37 AM