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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...

Constitutional Recognition of Local Government

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,...

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Local jobs and skills on show

17th April 2013

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Job seekers and potential employers were given the chance to connect at the Jobs and Skills Expo at Grafton in the New South...

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Local governments big and small win awards

12th April 2013

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Each year local governments, big and small, are recognised for finding new ways to deliver services and develop creative local solutions to the particular issues facing their community. This year 16...

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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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Jobs and Skills Expo start Friday

27th February 2013

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A series of eleven Jobs and Skills Expos in 2013 will kick off in Hobart on Friday 1 March, giving job seekers and potential employers the chance to connect. The expos are a one-stop-shop for local...

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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 ...

Learn to renew your community by ‘creating spaces’

18th February 2013

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Community leaders seeking to rejuvenate their town centres have the opportunity to hear how it’s being done, thanks to the landmark 2013 Renew Australia...

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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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