Nov 07 2017

McGrady Joins Indigenous Elected Body

A new member will join the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body.

Paula McGrady has been elected to fill the casual vacancy, following the resignation of Ross Fowler last month.

It meant all candidates who stood unsuccessfully at the 2017 election were invited to contest the spot.

Ms McGrady is a proud indigenous woman from...

Nov 07 2017

ACT Australian Of Year Winners Declared

The ACT Australian Of The Year Awards have been announced.

Entrepreneur and community leader Dion Devow has been named the 2018 ACT Australian of Year, reclaiming a controversial title in his 'Darkies Design' business, which expresses pride in indigenous culture and heritage.

The ACT Senior Australian of the Year is 69-year-old prize-winning...

Nov 07 2017

Indigenous Students Struggling In NAPLAN Improvements

Indigenous students across Canberra are recording some of the lowest improvements in literacy and numeracy results.

NAPLAN figures show while students across the ACT started off well in the nation-wide testing, they have not improved as much as the rest of the country.

It's believed a smaller indigenous cohort within the territory is part of the...

Nov 06 2017

Barr: Annual Report For Enterprise Canberra Shows Tourism Doing Well

The Chief Minister is talking up Canberra's Tourism industry.

It comes of the back of a top three appearance on Lonely Planet's top cities in the world to visit list.

The ACT's tourism industry now employs over 16 thousand Canberrans.

Andrew Barr says his government will build on the success on recent international and domestic flights to continue to...


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