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October 2002 News Article
31 October Seeking people to tell Canberra’s story
If you are over 18, love Canberra, enjoy meeting people and want to share your knowledge with locals and visitors alike, you are invited to join the National Capital Authority Volunteer Program.
30 October ACT public-sector employment at 41%
The ACT is becoming a more private sector town.
28 October ACT Govt super funds go backwards 3.6%
The ACT Government's superannuation investment portfolio fell 3.6 per cent in the September quarter, Acting Treasurer (and Chief Minister) Jon Stanhope announced today.
28 October Gazumped buyers should get compo, Libs say
Victims of gazumping should get compensation from the sellers who gazump them, Liberal shadow attorney-general Bill Stefaniak said today.
27 October Sydney property boom over: survey
A survey by one of Australia's leading residential property services group, McGrath Estate Agents, and national property information publisher Australian Property Monitors, suggests that the Sydney property boom is over.
25 October Muddle over State Circle
This week the joint parliamentary committee on the National Capital and the External Territories got itself into a terrible muddle over what should be national and what should be local in the ACT.
25 October ACT Govt prepares for Tuggeranong land release
ACT Planning Minister Simon Corbell announced today that planning for further land release in Southern Tuggeranong had begun with a residential planning study and vegetation assessment of an area known as Conder 4 Estate.
24 October Unit construction stays high
The construction of units in ACT continues apace, according to figures issued today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
22 October Plans for North Gungahlin
The future development of North Gungahlin was put on the table by Planning Minister Simon Corbell today.
19 October ACT goes into the red
The ACT public sector is now officially in the red.
18 October ACT taxes just keep going up
The federal minister for community services, Amanda Vanstone, has accused state and territory governments, particularly the ACT, of taxing too highly and spending in the wrong places.
18 October Brave face on Gungahlin Drive setback
ACT Planning Minister Simon Corbell is putting on a brave face today in the face of an effective knock back of his plan to extend Gungahlin Drive along the western route.
17 October Mitchell planning showdown
A planning showdown is looming in the Canberra suburb of Mitchell. Mitchell is a light industrial suburb and the lease purpose clauses on nearly all the leases are for wholesale or light industrial purposes.
17 October ACT small business booms
ACT small business is booming. This is the message from the ACT Chamber of Commerce and Industry. And it is backed up by the latest statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
16 October ACT’s high housing loan commitments
Canberra residents are continuing to take out high housing loan commitments.
15 October Launch of Canberra suburb and street names website
The Canberra Suburb and Street Names web site was launched today. At www.palm.act.gov.au/actlic/index.htm you can search for the origin or meaning of ACT place names, find out naming policies and the role of the ACT Place...
12 October Dummy bids banned in Vic
The Government of Victoria has introduced legislation to prohibit the practice of people making dummy bids at real-estate options.
12 October Property boom continues, stats show
Bureau of Statistics figures issued this week indicate that the boom in residential building is continuing.
11 October Gazumping continues. System to blame
Some friends of mine were gazumped recently.
8 October Architecture post needed
A chief architect in the ACT would give vision and help overcome community tension on planning issues, according to the president of the ACT chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Catherine Townsend.
5 October Rates and tax aberrations on the way
In the bowels of the ACT Treasury, officials are working on a new rates system.
4 October Menzies housing plan under attack
The Menzies Institute proposal for shared equity housing finance will push prices up, and not solve the problem of affordable housing, according to National Shelter the peak non-government housing advocacy body.
4 October ACTTAB HQ to go to Gungahlin
ACTTAB will build its headquarters in the Gungahlin Town Centre.
2 October Reserve Bank rates decision welcomed
Today's decision by the Reserve Bank to leave rates on hold has been welcomed by the Housing Industry Association, despite this week’s record building approval figures.
1 October Building boom continues
The housing boom is continuing, according statistics issued today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.