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Canberra celebrates the end of Ramadan

Canberra’s vibrant and diverse Muslim community will mark Eid al-Fitr by attending special morning prayers before a feast of traditional dishes – their first daytime meal in a month. Viewed 22933 times by 2002 viewers

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ACT’s most significant law enforcement agreement renewed

The Australian Capital Territory’s most significant law enforcement agreement has today been extended for the sixth time since its inception almost 40 years ago. Viewed 22920 times by 1934 viewers

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ACT Strengthens Efforts to Welcome Refugees

Members from 50 Refugee Welcome Zones, including the ACT, today met in Canberra for the first time to work on ways to better support refugees in their communities. Viewed 22974 times by 1989 viewers

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Winter is coming – prepare yourself against the flu

Canberrans are being urged to get vaccinated against influenza to limit the number of flu cases across the ACT this winter. Minister for Health, Meegan Fitzharris said Viewed 51833 times by 3038 viewers

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Australia’s fabulous fauna reflected in Throsby street names

Streets in the developing suburb of Throsby have now been assigned prominent Australian fauna names, Minister for Planning and Land Management, Mick Gentleman announced today. Viewed 73368 times by 5904 viewers

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Greens amendments to prevent religious vilification supported unanimously

Greens amendments to prevent religious vilification supported unanimously New laws passed in the ACT Legislative Assembly today will provide important protection for people who are the subject of religious vilification, thanks to amendments from ACT Greens MLA, Shane Rattenbury. “I am really pleased that both the Labor and Liberal parties have supported my amendment today […]

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Dr Chris Bourke welcomes return to Ministry

Dr Chris Bourke MLA Member for Ginninderra welcomes his return to the ministry after three years on the backbench. I am looking forward to contributing again through the ministry and cabinet process and having new portfolio responsibilities. I am proud of my Viewed 134667 times by 10854 viewers

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Support for Syrian refugees

A prominent Australian businessman of Chinese heritage; a generous philanthropist is making a substantial commitment of 100,000 special designed winter jackets plus sleeping bags to assist Syrian refugees to weather the cold winter in Europe. Mr. Henry Ngai of ABC Tissue Products, the donor together with Mr. Hudson Chen KHS OAM JP will make the […]

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CBR region tourism excellence recognised

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Canberra Region Tourism Awards announced this evening. The Major Festivals and Events category winner was the ACT Government’s Floriade 2014, which once again attracted a record attendance. Other winners included the Canberra Airport with the Specialised tourism Services Award and Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre […]

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Women’s Safety Package to Stop the Violence

Women and children in Australia have the right to feel safe and live without fear of violence. Yet, one in six Australian women has experienced violence from a current or former partner, and 63 women have been killed so far this year. For Indigenous women the situation is even worse – they are 34 times […]

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