November 19, 2019 | Media Releases

19 November 2019 – AUSSIE FARMS LOSE CHARITABLE STATUS

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission yesterday announced law-breaking group Aussie Farms have had their charitable status stripped following an investigation. Assistant Minister for Finance, Charites and Electoral Matters yesterday welcomed the decision of the Commissioner. “The Government recognises the special place that charities occupy in Australia, and it is important that charities recognise their privileged position and do not …

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November 19, 2019 | Media Releases

8 November 2019 – AQUA PARK MAKES A SPLASH FROM THIS WEEKEND

On behalf of the Australian Government, we are delighted to mark the grand opening of the Inflatable Aqua Park at Black Mountain Peninsula tomorrow, Saturday 9 November. Approved by the National Capital Authority (NCA) earlier this year, this trial adds a new recreational lake activity to be enjoyed by hundreds of people over the upcoming recreational season. Assistant Minister for …

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November 19, 2019 | Media Releases

7 November 2019 – CANBERRA COMMUNITIES SAFER

Canberra community groups have received more than $1.2 million under round four of the Safer Communities Fund, to protect children facing risks associated with racial and religious intolerance. “The Government is committed to protecting children and all Australians from all forms of harassment or violence stemming from racial or religious intolerance. No one should have to fear for their safety,” …

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November 19, 2019 | Media Releases

6 November 2019 – WHAT’S A BUZZ AT OPH ROSE GARDENS?

On behalf of the Australian Government, we are pleased to announce that TODAY the National Capital Authority (NCA) will install a new home for a special family of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera). “The Rose Gardens are located in the Old Parliament House Gardens (OPHG), with the trial being conducted to aid in the health of the garden, and to assist …

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November 19, 2019 | Media Releases

1 November 2019 – APPLICATIONS FOR FOSTERING INTEGRATION GRANT PROGRAM CLOSING SOON

Applications for the 2019–20 Fostering Integration Grant Program will close next week on Tuesday 5 November. The Morrison Government is providing $2.3 million for community organisations to support the integration of migrants into Australian social, economic and civil life. Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said the Fostering Integrant Grant Program will fund activities that celebrate and recognise Australia’s multicultural …

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November 19, 2019 | Media Releases

21 October 2019 – CHARITIES MUST PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM FRAUD

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is urging charities to take measures to protect themselves against fraud. ACNC Commissioner, the Hon Dr Gary Johns says all organisations are at risk of fraud and that charities are just as likely to be targeted by fraudsters as private corporations. “Charities are not immune to fraud. Just because a charity’s purpose is …

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November 19, 2019 | Media Releases

19 October 2019 – TENDER OPENS FOR HOSPITALITY PROVIDER RESTAURANT & CAFÉ AT WORLD-CLASS REGATTA POINT, CANBERRA

On behalf of the Australian Government we are delighted to announce Regatta Point, in the heart of the Nation’s Capital is undergoing re-development to create a new restaurant and café. The National Capital Authority is inviting experienced and innovative hospitality providers to identify their interest in becoming a part of this landmark destination.  “This is an exciting opportunity for this iconic and …

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November 19, 2019 | Media Releases

16 October 2019 – CONSULTATION ON THE NDIS PARTICIPANT SERVICE GUARANTEE COMES TO CANBERRA

People with disability inthe ACTare invited to share their experiences with the National Disability Insurance Scheme. An accessible community workshop will be held at the Canberra Southern Cross Club in Woden on 25 October to discuss ways to improve participants’ experiences with the NDIS. Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, recently announced the public consultation on the …

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November 19, 2019 | Media Releases

11 October 2019 – NEW CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR META-OPTICS

Australian researchers will help turn science fiction into science fact by harnessing technology that will lead to ultra-fast, light-based WiFi and real-time holographic displays. Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced the Morrison Government was providing $34.9 million to establish a research centre to develop new technologies that will harness meta-optics. The centre will translate its research into innovative technologies …

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November 19, 2019 | Media Releases

26 September 2019 – CANBERRA’S MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Multicultural groups and not-for-profit organisations in the ACT are encouraged to apply for the Fostering Integration Grant Program, with application for the 2019-20 program now open. The Liberal National Government is providing $2.3 million for community organisations to support the integration of migrants into Australian social, economic and civil life. Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said the grants will …

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