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New Ministry sworn in

19th September 2013

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The 44th Ministry was sworn into office by the Governor General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, at Government House on Wednesday 18 September 2013. Under the...

New Ministry announced

16th September 2013

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The Prime Minister elect has today announced the new Ministry, including the Hon Warren Truss MP as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. Mr Jamie Briggs MP...

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Referendum on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government

22nd May 2013

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The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, recently announced a referendum on financial recognition of local government will be held at the same time as the federal election in September 2013. At present,...

Museums Australia National Conference 2013

10th May 2013

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Close to 500 museum and gallery staff from across Australia will attend the Museums Australia National conference to be staged in Canberra as part of the city’s Centenary celebrations.  On 17 May,...

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Biodiversity Fund: Round Two 2013-14 applications now open

28th February 2013

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Land managers have the opportunity to gain assistance to enhance and protect the ecosystems on their land and build environmental resilience in the face of climate change, following the launch of the...

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Students mix it with Gotye at NFSA masterclass

21st February 2013

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Young arts and music students mixed it with Australia’s Grammy award-winning musician Gotye and Arts Minister Simon Crean during an interactive web workshop at ...

National rural women’s conference starts Monday

15th February 2013

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The inaugural National Rural Women’s Conference will be held in Canberra next week, from 18 to 20 February. Aimed at women from all ages and backgrounds across rural and regional Australia, it will...

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Time to reward small business

30th January 2013

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Small business owners across Australia have just over three weeks for the chance to capture the limelight by nominating for the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. Now in their 15th year, the...

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Canberra's darkest days

25th January 2013

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Michelle Badek has just finished year twelve and is looking forward to saving some cash to travel the world. She loves her music, Triple J and playing a little guitar. Michelle considers the...

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2013 National Awards for Local Government: entries close 15 February

3rd January 2013

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Local councils across Australia have until 15 February to submit their entries to the prestigious 2013 National Awards for Local Government (NALG). The awards recognise and highlight some of the...


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