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Community solar energy: ACT emphasises the sunny side of feed-in tariff scheme

Peter Jean The ACT government wants Canberrans to consider investing in large-scale renewable energy plants through ''community solar programs''.

ACT regional inquiry ends in deadlock after Labor and Liberal members fail to agree

Peter Jean A year-long inquiry into developing closer relationships between the ACT and surrounding areas has ended in a deadlock.

Criminal offenders to be banned from legally changing their names

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Peter Jean, Michael Inman Convicted prisoners and parolees will be barred from legally changing their names without special permission.

Push to curb political lobbying hits snag with ACT Speaker Vicki Dunne

Vicki Dunne

Peter Jean Legislative Assembly Speaker Vicki Dunne expressed reservations about a proposal to regulate professional lobbyists in the ACT.

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ACT Liberals push for more grilling of light rail bosses in assembly

Alistair Coe

Peter Jean Canberra Liberals want to grill light rail bosses in a parliamentary committee every three months.

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Arts inquiry follows allegation of political meddling

Peter Jean The ACT Government is investigating a complaint about a public servant who was involved in an employment selection panel for the Tuggeranong Community Arts Association.

Win for bipartisanship as Labor MLA Chris Bourke joins the faithful in Assembly church service

Ecumenical Service of Prayer and Worship to mark the opening of the 2014 parliamentary year of the Legislative Assembly for the ACT.

Peter Jean Labor MLA Chris Bourke's attendance at church brought to an end a partisan political stoush over whether a prayer service should be held to mark the start of the ACT Legislative Assembly's sitting...

ACTEW'S deputy head goes in shake-up

Peter Jean ACTEW Corporation's deputy chief executive has been made redundant as a clean-out of the top ranks of the ACT government-owned water utility continues.

Brindabella Christian College in call to fund school childcare services

Peter Jean Proposal for public and independent schools to receive government funding to offer childcare services.

ACT government plans to smooth path for major projects

ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr will be releasing guidelines to assist investors who want government support on Thursday.

Peter Jean Proposals for taxpayer help to establish technology hubs, office towers, theme parks or gondolas will be assessed under new guidelines.

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Majura Pines forest to be turned over for recreational use

NEWS: Shane Rattenbury at the construction of the Majura Parkway that has cut the popular Majura Pines recreation area in half. A consultation process is underway on how to preserve the area for community use.16th February 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Peter Jean Majura Pines - where Cadel Evans once raced mountain bikes - is to be spruced up and reopened for recreational use.

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Cooyong Street building heights spark order for review

Chris Emery, front, with other concerned local citizens who are opposed to the proposed heights for the redevelopment of the Allawah, Bega and Currong flats in Braddon and Reid.

Peter Jean MLA Simon Corbell wants planners to consider imposing lower height restrictions on the proposed Cooyong Street redevelopment.

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Transplant wait over for nurse Kerri Cargill

Nurse from the Canberra Hospital, Kerri Cargill, has now been waiting for a heart-lung transplant for over a year.

Peter Jean Canberra nurse Kerri Cargill is recovering in a Sydney hospital after undergoing a successful double lung and heart transplant.

Katy Gallagher heckled by Canberra mums

ACT chief minister Katy Gallagher

Peter Jean and Lisa Cox ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher appeared surprised by protest calling for tougher punishments for child sex offenders.

Actew Water set to change its name

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher

Peter Jean Eighteen months and $2.5million ago, ACTEW Corporation rebranded itself “ACTEW Water’’ but Chief Minister Katy Gallagher says it’s a ‘‘no-brainer’’ the name of the publicly owned utility needs to...

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Mark Sullivan to leave Actew

Mark Sullivan.

Peter Jean and Lisa Cox ACTEW managing director Mark Sullivan has resigned as the ACT government considers the future of the publicly-owned water utility.

ACT Human Brochure campaign wins Australian Tourism award

Peter Jean Canberra’s unique viral marketing “Human Brochure’’ campaign has won a major prize at the Australian Tourism Awards.

Canberra patients with ADHD forced to get treatment interstate

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Peter Jean and Lisa Cox Some Canberra sufferers of attention deficit hyperactive disorder say they are being forced to travel interstate to see psychiatrists due to the lack of local treatment options.

Canberra Liberals earn big and spend bigger

Peter Jean The Canberra Liberals had the largest income and the biggest debts of any ACT political party in 2012-13.

City's roundabouts still cause dramas for drivers

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Peter Jean Tailgating, impatience, failing to indicate and roundabouts are all top contributors to Canberra's most common traffic accidents.

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