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September 2002 News Article
29 September Watch your garden shed, NRMA warns
Thieves are targeting garden sheds, according to the latest claim figures issued today by NRMA Insurance.
29 September Govts should reject knee-jerk compo change: lawyers
Fair compensation to injured people should be preserved in any changes to ease public liability insurance, according to the peak lawyers’ body.
27 September Housing cost hypocrisy
Governments and Oppositions around the country have been doing a lot of hand-wringing in the past week about home-ownership. They are worried that recent property booms are putting home affordability beyond reach.
27 September Rights deadline Monday
The closing date for submissions on an ACT Bill of Rights is Monday, Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said today.
26 September Big prices at land auctions
All five commercial sites that went to auction today reached reserve or better.
26 September ACT Cabinet to go to suburbs
The ACT Cabinet is to meet in a suburban centre every six to eight weeks, Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said today.
25 September Housing death traps for older people: architects
Many Australian houses are death and injury traps for older people, according a report issued today.
25 September Airport offices should stop, MLA says
Office development at Canberra International Airport should cease, Brindabella MLA John Hargreaves said today.
24 September ACT construction plummets. Recycling and internet on highs.
The total value of construction in the ACT fell by 33% to $629.9m in 2000-01. The fall comes after some steady rises. In the year to 1999-2000 it rose 6 per cent to $945.8m.
23 September ACT Libs join housing research plan
ACT Liberal Leader Gary Humphries said today that the ACT Liberals had joined with his state and federal colleagues to set up a research project on housing affordability.
23 September Helen Cross expelled from Lib party room
MLA Helen Cross was expelled from the Liberal Party room today.
23 September New national bull bar safety standard
Standards Australia has released a new safety standard for bull bars.
20 September Queanbeyan stealing development
While Canberra sits on its hands, Queanbeyan and Yarrowlumla shire are stealing the march.
20 September Buyers forced to outer areas
With the surge in prices in the inner south and inner north, buyers are being forced further afield.
20 September Canberra – the high-rent capital
The ACT has the highest median rent for houses in Australia.
17 September Referendum to entrench urban open space
A referendum to entrench urban open space in the ACT has been foreshadowed by ACT Planning Minister Simon Corbell.
16 September Inner south property booms
Two auctions at the weekend put the asking price for houses close to Manuka at close to $1 million.
16 September ACT Labor denies deal to increase Assembly
ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope denied today that Labor and the Liberals had done a deal to increase the size of the Legislative Assembly.
16 September New Canberra-Sydney air service begins
A new Canberra-Sydney air service began this morning.
16 September Number-crunching time is here
The local Democrats suspect a conspiracy. Bear in mind the Democrats are experts in conspiracy especially in their own party.
13 September Insurance is business’s business: Stanhope
ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope rejected today a call for Government to bail out businesses in strife over indemnity insurance.
12 September New Board Members for ACTEW Corporation
Two new Board members have been appointed to fill casual vacancies on the ACTEW Corporation, Chief Minister Jon Stanhope announced today.
12 September Belconnen sale delayed
The sale of two commercial sites in Belconnen Town Centre has been delayed, pending a study that might see the sites be used for a community centre.
12 September Census shows ACT stands out with internet use and growth of indigenous population.
The ACT had the highest use of the internet among the states and territories, according to official census statistics issued today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
11 September Protecting Children & Young People in ACT Schools
The ACT Government has released draft guidelines for volunteers in government schools to ensure a safe environment for children and young people.
11 September Jamison Centre Master Plan Launched
ACT Planning Minister Simon Corbell will launch the final approved Jamison Group Centre Master Plan today. The master plan sets out basic ideas for how the Jamison shopping centre should be developed over the next 10-20...
11 September Next Step for Canberra Spatial Plan - Community Congresses on the Future of Canberra
ACT Planning Minister Simon Corbell today urged Canberrans to attend the community congresses being held about the Canberra Spatial Plan - the future of our national capital.
10 September Canberrans overstepping Housing budgets
Following the release of the July 2002 housing finance figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, ACT Housing Minister Bill Wood believes Canberrans are borrowing money to buy properties that were larger and more costly to...
10 September Government Laboratory receives Top Accreditation
Canberrans can have added confidence in the testing quality of the ACT Government Analytical Laboratory after it received a Certificate of Accreditation from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope, said...
6 September Corbell delays Belconnen Land Sale until Cultural Facility Study
ACT Planning Minister Simon Corbell has announced that he will delay the planned sale of land at Belconnen Town Centre while the Belconnen community investigates the feasibility of a community cultural centre on the site.
5 September Miles Appointed Additional Judge
Chief Justice, Jeffrey Miles will be appointed an Additional Judge of the ACT Supreme Court after his resignation takes effect, Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope, announced today.
5 September ACT Company Wins $200m Foreign Defence Contract
ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope today congratulated Canberra-based company CEA Technologies on securing a lucrative overseas contract worth in the order of $200 million.
5 September Foundation Builds Sense Of Community
The Government has allocated $760,000 to the Canberra Community Foundation to help build a sense of community and address disadvantage, Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope, said today.
4 September Mixed Results For ACT In National Drug Survey
The latest national survey of household drug usage reveals both positive and negatives results for the ACT, Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope, said today.
4 September Canberra's future Land Supply uncertain
At today's Our Canberra, Our Future Issues and Ideas Forum, ACT Minister for Planning, Simon Corbell warned Canberrans that the city's land supply could be exhausted in less than ten years.
3 September ACT Treasurer Launches Insurance Solution - NATIONAL FIRST
ACT Treasurer Ted Quinlan will today announce a fresh and practical initiative to the insurance crisis. Mr Quinlan will unveil an interactive website tool for easy access by Community Organisations and Business to actively manage...
2 September New Planning Rules for House and Land Packages
'The ACT Assembly last week reinforced the importance of the 'Garden City' Draft Territory Plan Variation 200, released for public comment in May this year,' Planning Minister Simon Corbell said today.
2 September OH&S Initiative to Benefit Public Sector Employees
Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope today announced a new initiative to improve occupational health and safety for public sector employees.