ICT centre educates teachers in technology

By Paul Hemsley Teachers in the Australian Capital Territory will be able to learn ICT skills through a specialised facility at the University of Canberra (UC). Dubbed as INSPIRE, the centre will facilitate research and promote ICT use among pre-service and practicing teachers. It has received $2 million from the ACT Government and $5 million […]

Canberra acting on sustainable public transport

Canberra residents will be encouraged to use public transport to prevent road congestion over the next two decades, according to the Transport for Canberra draft. The ACT Government has invested $120 million in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 budgets to rollout Transport for Canberra projects in addition to the $1 billion already spent in the past […]

New community engagement protocol for ACT public service

The ACT Government has developed a new community engagement protocol to promote the adoption of a more participatory approach to engaging with the community. Following feedback from the community, the Government drafted the new guidelines Engaging Canberrans – A Guide to Community Engagement. An ACT Government spokesperson said there was a need to improve engagement […]

ACT public sector under the microscope

The ACT Government has appointed a former Commonwealth departmental secretary to review the structure and capacity of the public sector.   Former Defence secretary Dr Allan Hawke will investigate the capacity of the public service to deliver on the ACT Government’s major policy priorities for the remainder of the term. Building on the 2006 Costello […]

ACT a winner on affordable housing

An ACT Government affordable housing initiative has been held up as best practice by industry experts. The Government’s OwnPlace program has been highly commended at the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) NSW/ACT Awards for Excellence. Delivered by the Land Development Agency in partnership with a panel of local builders, the OwnPlace program provided affordable […]

Ombudsmen fundamental to democracy: Brent

Public sector officials have been reminded of the importance of government 'watchdogs' by the Acting Commonwealth and ACT Ombudsman Ron Brent. The Ombudsman’s new office premises were officially opened last week by Cabinet Secretary and Special Minister of State Senator Joe Ludwig. Mr Brent used the occasion to remind government officials of the relevancy of […]

ACT first to divert TVs from landfill

The ACT Government is set to become the first jurisdiction in Australia to ban televisions from landfill, Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has announced. From April 27, televisions will be banned from landfill and recycled for a fee, ranging from $15 to $40, at the Mitchell and Mugga Lane resource management centres. The ban is expected divert 200 tonnes of […]


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