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Monday 16 May 20162016 ACT NAIDOC Indigenous Business of the Year Award open for nominations

Nominations for the 2016 ACT NAIDOC Indigenous Business of the Year are now open and will close Friday 10 June 2016. For nomination forms, email

Thursday 5 May 2016Nominations open for 2016 ACT Scientist of the Year

Nominations are now open for the 2016 ACT Scientist of the Year. The award aims to promote the achievements and excellence of scientific endeavour in the ACT. For more information including links to nomination guidelines, read the media release 'Nominations open for 2016 ACT Scientist of the Year' External Link - opens in new window.

Friday 29 April 2016International flights to bring closer ties with New Zealand capital Wellington

New opportunities for economic and cultural exchange between Canberra and Wellington are expected to result from direct international flights connecting the capitals from September. The Mayor of the City of Wellington, Ms Celia Wade-Brown is visiting Canberra to discuss the opportunities resulting from the new flights that will connect the capital cities of Australia and New Zealand. Read the media release 'Cool little capitals connect in Canberra' External Link - opens in new window.

Friday 29 April 2016Minister for Small Business launches Small Business Innovation Partnerships

Minister for Small Business Dr Chris Bourke was today joined by the ACT’s Local Industry Advocate Kate Lundy and representatives from a number of innovative local businesses to officially launch the Small Business Innovation Partnerships (SBIP) program at the National Arboretum. Read the media release 'Augmented reality comes to the National Arboretum Canberra' External Link - opens in new window.

Monday 18 April 2016China and Asia opportunities to flow via Singapore

Direct flights between Singapore and Canberra will open up significant new trade, investment, education and tourism opportunities from China and Asia. During his visit to Shanghai, Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA met with senior representatives from Singapore Airlines (North Asia and China) and Tourism Australia's representative for North Asia to discuss growing Canberra's inbound tourism market from China through Singapore Airlines' direct flights which start in September. Read the media release 'Direct flights to attract more Chinese tourists' External Link - opens in new window.

Wednesday 13 April 2016New support for Canberra businesses moving into key overseas markets

Canberra professionals have a new network to help them move into key overseas markets under a new initiative launched as part of the Chief Minister's trade mission to Singapore. 

The Canberra International Support Network is a new Canberra Business Chamber (CBC) initiative for Canberra businesses to share knowledge and opportunities. The first Canberra International Support Network will focus on Singapore, with other trade partners to follow. It will enable those wanting to use direct flights as a springboard to export to Singapore to learn from those Canberra businesses that have already been successful. Read the full media release 'Canberra professionals form new links with Singapore'External Link - opens in new window.

Thursday 7 April 2016Chief Minister's 2016 'State of the Territory' address

On Thursday 31 March 2016, Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA delivered the ‘State of the Territory’ address. View the full speech from the Canberra Business Chamber 2016 'State of the Territory' luncheon External Link - opens in new window.

Wednesday 3 February 2016Australian's International Business Survey

Australia’s International Business Survey is back and you are invited to participate.

Following on from last year’s survey, the Export Council of Australia is keen to hear from you on the issues that are most important to your business and your international success.

Friday 22 January 2016Health, Education and Transport priorities for renewed Ministry

Read the latest announcement from the Chief Minister on the new Ministry.

Friday 15 January 2016Innovation Competition of International Talents – Shenzhen China

Are you in the Innovation and Technology industry looking for a way to showcase your talent with leaders in the Chinese market? Then this competition is for you.

In April 2016, Shenzhen China will host The First Innovation Competition of International Talents — the penultimate event in a series of competitions held around the world, enabling participants to interact with market leaders and government and showcase projects to win cash prizes.

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