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Markus Mannheim

Markus Mannheim edits The Public Sector Informant and writes regularly about government administration and policy.

Mint's plan to become one of ACT's biggest solar farms

Markus Mannheim The Royal Australia Mint may soon double as one of Canberra's largest solar-power arrays.

Thousands flock to Canberra Airport open day

Tony Goad and son Thomas, 6 look at the F35  at the Canberra Airport open day
The Canberra Times
06 April 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Markus Mannheim Canberra Airport opened its doors to the public on Sunday, and they came in hordes.

Canberra tax dodgers identified as government warns it will repossess properties

Researchers are warning the Canberra apartment industry not to expect strong gains in the future.

Markus Mannheim The ACT's tax chief has named 34 properties across Canberra that have fallen into tax arrears, and warns he will repossess the sites if the debts are not cleared.

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Canberra Handmade markets shift craft up a gear

Ivan Hackel at his stale Treads & Pedals stale at the Canberra Handmade Markets at the National Convention Centre, he upcycles old bike parts into new homewares and accesories.

Markus Mannheim Canberra can seem a desolate place on long weekends, but not if you know where to look.

CSIRO staff fear they will be squashed into tiny, noisy workspaces

Markus Mannheim Canberra scientists fear they will soon be squashed into tiny, noisy workspaces that make it too hard for them to do their research.

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More broken glass at ASIO's troubled new headquarters

What appears to be a missing glass panel on the ASIO building.

Markus Mannheim The desolate new headquarters of spy agency ASIO has lost another expensive glass panel.

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ACT magistrates' pay up 12% while others see only modest salary jump

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Markus Mannheim Santa gave sparingly to some Canberra judges and ACT statutory office holders, whose latest pay rises reflected the austere times.

Blind, pregnant, injured women told their jobs may go

Markus Mannheim Government agency tells three women - one blind, one pregnant and one who was injured at work - they are likely to lose their jobs.

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Boat people: Warning on rising cost of refugees - up to $500,000 each

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Markus Mannheim Each asylum seeker who tries to reach Australia on a boat could cost taxpayers almost half a million dollars, the latest budget data suggests.

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Brindabella Airlines fixes half its fleet

Prime Minister Tony Abbott visiting Brindabella Airlines earlier this year.

Markus Mannheim Canberra's Brindabella Airlines airline has removed almost half its fleet from service to ensure the planes are working properly.

Public service exit rate a trickle

251 public servants have left their jobs since the Abbott Government was elected.

Noel Towell, Markus Mannheim Only 251 federal public servants have left their jobs since the Abbott government was elected, most with redundancies.

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Fire chief warns of growing Canberra threat

NSW fire blazing

Markus Mannheim As huge blazes threaten NSW towns, Canberra also faces its worst bushfire conditions in a decade.

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Canberra's bushfire threat 'to worsen'

News. ACT Rural Fire Service chief officer Andrew Stark announcing a total fire ban at the Emergency Services Agency headquarters.   7 January 2013. Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Markus Mannheim As huge blazes threaten NSW towns, Canberra is also facing its worst bushfire conditions in a decade.

Windfall for fitness student's dodgy knee

12th October 2009. RELAX ... STORY Lee Culnane Personal Trainer at the AIS.   THE CANBERRA TIMES. Photo by MARINA NEIL.  Exercise. #18 Squats star jumps.  SPECIAL 1

Markus Mannheim, Michael Inman A mature-age fitness student has won more than $250,000 in damages after he injured his knee while jumping.

Fifty shades of red: the not-so-swinging capital

Pic of Caleb Renshaw holding a flag during the protest over the potential privatisation of Port Kembla at the Outer Harbour today. 26th of August 2012 Photo by Adam McLean story by Bree Fuller

Markus Mannheim Everyone knows Canberra is a red city. But why do inner-north residents vote to the left, while suburbs of similar wealth in the inner south are more conservative?

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Canberra braces for tough times

Andrew Barr.

Markus Mannheim The ACT government is braced for a ''tough couple of years'' but believes it can ease some of the pain caused by the new Abbott government.

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Heraldry group and republicans shaping up for an arms war

Heraldry expert Geoff Kingman-Sugars.

Markus Mannheim Heraldry enthusiasts have told republicans to keep their hands off Canberra's coat of arms, whatever they think of its relevance.

Gallagher says big payouts not a sign of inferior patient care

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

Markus Mannheim ACT Chief Minister says Canberra hospitals have a good patient safety record of despite some high payouts last year.

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Pedestrian injured in Holder

Ambulances from the ACT Ambulance Service queue up outside Canberra Hospital.

Markus Mannheim Paramedics have taken an elderly man to hospital after he was struck by a car in Canberra's west.

Quest for a 'relevant' coat of arms

14th August, 2012 ,Canberra Times, News story.Markus Mannheim Grant of Supporters to the arms by the Royal College of Arms to the Federal Capital Commission and the City of Canberra. Source: National Archives of Australia: CP188/1,3

Markus Mannheim A campaign is urging Canberrans to design a new emblem that sums up the city and its residents.

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