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June 2003 News Article
27 June Home improvement on display
Canberrans can view innovative and environmentally friendly ideas into their homes and gardens at a display in Canberra.
26 June Gazumping targeted
Legislation to stamp out gazumping will be introduced into the ACT Legislative Assembly today (June 26).
26 June Tenants to get help with bonds
Tenants will be able to borrow 80 per cent of their bond money from the Government, under a scheme announced today (June 26)
26 June Dummy bidding to be restricted
The ACT will outlaw dummy bidding, under legislation introduced today.
25 June High-speed internet for Gungahlin
Gungahlin is to get high speed internet services, which have not been generally available in the area, by the middle of next year.
25 June NSW Govt’s stamp-duty windfall
The NSW had an $830 million stamp-duty windfall and should have cut the rate, according to the Property Council of Australia.
24 June Treasurer blasts states on stamp duty
The Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello, slammed the states yesterday (June 23) for increasing stamp duty.
20 June Belconnen Lakeshore to get $500,000 facelift
ACT Urban Services Minister Bill Wood said, 'These works will revitalise the area and create a safe, attractive environment for Belconnen residents and visitors to enjoy. Stage One covers the plaza between Video Ezy, the restaurants...
20 June ACT dwelling commencements turn downwards
The number of dwelling units begun in the March quarter in the ACT fell after strong rises in the seven previous quarters.
17 June Govt abandons new rates system
The ACT Government abandoned its proposed new rates system today (Jun 17.
15 June AMP joins rate cutters – down to 4.99%
AMP Banking announced today (June 15) that it has cut its one-year fixed rate to 4.99 per cent.
10 June Govt looks at ban on divided title for dual occs
Planning Minister Simon Corbell said today (June 10) that the Government might agree to a ban on dividing title for dual occupancies as part of a compromise to get its Variation 200 planning regime through the...
10 June Expansion of Canberra west of Murrumbidgee mooted
Planning Minister Simon Corbell has questioned whether Canberra should extend to the western side of the Murrumbidgee River.
6 June Reserve Bank warns on housing speculation
There has been too much borrowing for speculative purposes, Reserve Bank Governor Ian Macfarlane warned today (June 6).
5 June Plan to change car city
Canberra should be working towards a goal of 20 per cent of peak-period trips being by public transport (compared with 7 per cent now) by 2026, according to a transport issues paper issued today (June 5).
5 June False sense of water security
Recent showers might have given residents a false sense of security and Stage 3 water restrictions loom, Deputy Chief Minister Ted Quinlan said today (June 5).
5 June House prices up 18.4 per cent in Canberra
Canberra house prices have risen 18.4 per cent in the past year, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today (June 5).
4 June A year of steady rates
Interest rates have been left on hold by the Reserve Bank for the 12th month in a row.
4 June Mediation stressed in planning shake-up
Mediation will be stressed in the new planning regime that comes into force on July 1, Planning Minister Simon Corbell said today (June 4).
3 June ACT dwellings approvals buck trend
The ACT is continuing to buck the national trend for dwelling approvals.