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September 15, 2021 | Media Releases


The Commonwealth and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Governments have worked together to expand the COVID-19 Business Support Grants and agree to an additional COVID-19 Tourism, Accommodation Provider, Arts and Events and Hospitality Grant. COVID-19 Business Support GrantsThe two Governments had already agreed to jointly fund ACT COVID-19 Business Support Grants which is delivering support in the form of one-off …

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September 6, 2021 | Media Releases

Supporting Library Storytimes

The Canberra-based Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has today received a $327,000 grant to continue their successful Online Storytime initiative, thanks to the Liberal-National Government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RSE) Fund. Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP said the $20 million funding round was especially important during such a …

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August 25, 2021 | Media Releases

Businesses need a plan: Letter to the Chief Minister

Dear Chief Minister As you know, it has now been almost two weeks since the most recent lockdown of the ACT began. Canberrans are almost universally following the strict rules put in place and doing their bit to keep their community safe. We are fortunate to live in a city where a significant proportion of the workforce are able to …

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August 12, 2021 | Media Releases

Commonwealth Support for the ACT

The COVID-19 Disaster Payment will be available to eligible Canberrans impacted by today’s announcement of a 7-day lockdown in the ACT. Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said the payment provides some certainty for Canberrans who have their hours of work impacted by the announcement. “Today’s news will be difficult for individuals, families and business owners across the Territory,” Senator …

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