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Excitement builds as LEGO announces first Canberra store

Calling all LEGO lovers: the Canberra Centre will soon be home to Canberra’s first LEGO Certified Store! LEGO Australia and New Zealand and store operator, Alquemie Group, announced today, 29 March, that the...

Canberra start-up is making sustainability as easy as saying ‘Hey Fritz it’

A Canberra-based company is going global to promote sustainability and to inspire people to make better use of what they have in their home. While studying at ANU and watching the world fill...

Anzac Day a public holiday in ACT, but Business Chamber not pleased

The ACT Government has made the Sunday Anzac Day a public holiday, but others worry this will affect already struggling businesses.

$30 million deal will see tiny med tech made in Australia

The ANU is one of four partners in a new $30 million deal that will see WearOptimo’s potentially life-saving Microwearable sensor technology be made in Australia.

Canberra to host Australia’s first major conference in 12 months

Canberra will host one of Australia’s first major conferences in 12 months when the NCCC welcomes the Australian Cyber Conference this week.

Half-price flights headline federal tourism support package

The Federal Government is hoping a new $1.2 billion tourism support package will see Australia’s domestic tourism industry flourish.

WorkSafe issues notices in Ginninderry

WorkSafe ACT issued a number of notices to residential construction sites in Ginninderry last week as part of its ongoing crackdown on worksite safety.

Canberra creatives to bloom at The Flower Market

Inspired by the beauty and healing power of flowers, The Flower Market is coming to the Fitters Workshop to celebrate the creative community. On Saturday 20 March 10am-2pm, Canberrans are invited to gather...

Check In CBR app to become mandatory from Saturday

Restricted business including cafés and restaurants will be required to use the Check In CBR app to collect patron details.

Gungahlin man wins $100,000 lottery prize

A Gungahlin man in his 50s says there’s no better way to end the working week than discovering a $100,000 win from the latest Lucky Lotteries draw.

RAAF centenary celebrations take flight on the face of a coin

A new 11-piece commemorative coin set for the RAAF centenary features iconic aircraft and the people who keep them in the air.

Kylie Dennis joins Independent under new strategy

Former Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media national sales director Kylie Dennis has been appointed group general manager of Independent Property Group.

1,400 ACT businesses slow to lodge tax forms

More than 1,400 ACT businesses have not yet reported their income to the Tax Office. In so doing, they could be helping the black market.

The Canberra workplace helping its employees foster dogs

Dogs in the office is a lot of people’s dream work scenario – but what if your workplace encouraged you, and even helped you, to foster a furry friend?

Scullin man wins $102,000 in lottery prizes

A Scullin man has won $102,000 in today's Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw.

Chinese investment in Australia plunges to record low

Chinese investment in Australia fell by over 61% in 2020, according to new data from the Chinese Investment in Australia Database (CHIIA) at the ANU.

Australia Post issues special stamps to honour essential workers

One year since the pandemic became part of life, Australia Post has released a new set of stamps featuring illustrations of essential workers to honour their ongoing contributions and the associated challenges they face.

Experts and insecure workers speak out against Fair Work Amendment Bill

Canberran researchers, students and unions warn the proposed changes will cause an increase in casual employment and erode workers' rights.

Transformed function centre to add vibrancy to Lake Burley Griffin

A newly transformed Regatta Point function centre means Canberrans will soon be able to enjoy a café or dining experience on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin. Assistant Minster for Regional Development and...

Update: ACT Government pages affected in Facebook ban

Today social media giant Facebook blocked Australian media sites from sharing news stories; however, ACT Health and ACT Government sites have also been blocked from view.

New analysis finds Canberra has highest business closure rate nationally

The number of Canberra businesses reached a record high of nearly 31,00 in June 2020, but new analysis released by the Canberra Business Chamber today found the Capital now has the country’s highest closure rate.
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