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 […]

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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