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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

Innovation statement to benefit CBR

The Federal Government's innovation agenda announced by the Prime Minister and Minister Pyne is a significant policy shift that will certainly have some benefits for Canberra. 

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Dec 09, 2015 4:32 PM

Direct community engagement in Belconnen

The ACT Government are taking Pop-up Cabinet on the road again next week to meet with Belconnen community members.

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Nov 24, 2015 11:47 AM

Head contractor chosen for University of Canberra Public Hospital

A highly-regarded national company with extensive experience in designing, building and maintaining health-care facilities has been chosen as the Head Contractor for $139 million University of Canberra Public Hospital project.

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Nov 20, 2015 12:47 PM

Better transport for Canberra

Transport Canberra will support strong public transport for all areas of Canberra particularly for those demographics and groups that rely heavily on public transport.

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Nov 17, 2015 11:08 AM

250 new jobs for Canberra as IKEA opens

The eagerly anticipated opening of furniture retailer IKEA will see a big boost to the ACT's economy - with 250 new jobs created and an increase in interstate visitors to the capital.

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Nov 17, 2015 9:42 AM

My speech to the Canberra Progressive Summit

We are able to achieve things in Canberra impossible in most other places.  We are a community that values equality, community, and progress - and are willing to invest to make our shared vision a reality. 

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Nov 14, 2015 9:00 AM

ACT Labor Pre-selection

I am a proud Canberran, social progressive and economic reformer.  I am also Chief Minister and leader of ACT Labor.

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Nov 03, 2015 4:24 PM