Friday 7 November 2014Business Connect November 2014
The November issue of our Business Connect Newsletter is now available. Stories inside this month's issue include: the launch of the new CBR Innovation Network; Canberra opens its doors to Shenzhen City and more.
Thursday 30 October 2014CBRfree public Wi-Fi goes live in Civic
ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has today launched CBRfree public Wi-Fi in Civic East – the first area of the city to go permanently live with Canberra’s new free public Wi-Fi network. Read more of 'CBRfree public Wi-Fi goes live in Civic'.
Tuesday 21 October 2014New laws to reduce red-tape for food businesses
New laws to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week will reduce red-tape for several food businesses and community groups by removing the need for not-for-profit groups to appoint a food safety supervisor when fundraising, Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher announced today. Read more of 'New laws to reduce red-tape for food businesses'.
Friday 17 October 2014Streamlined ‘digital ID wallet’ from Imagine Team wins top Canberra SME innovation award
A prototype app giving Canberra residents the ability to seamlessly access a wide range of local services has secured first place – and a $12,500 cash prize for Canberra’s Imagine Team – at the Digital Canberra Challenge awards this week. Read more of 'Streamlined ‘digital ID wallet’ from Imagine Team wins top Canberra SME innovation award'.
Thursday 16 October 2014Canberra opens its doors to Shenzhen City in new economic agreement
Canberra is set to benefit from an economic cooperation agreement signed today by Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and the Mayor of Shenzhen Mr Xu Qin, in China, marking a new era of collaboration between the two cities. Read more of 'Canberra opens its doors to Shenzhen City in new economic agreement'.
Tuesday 14 October 2014Seeing Machines named 2014 ACT Exporter of the Year
Canberra-based technology company Seeing Machines has been crowned ACT Exporter of the Year at the 2014 ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards on 14 October 2014. Read more of 'Seeing Machines named 2014 ACT Exporter of the Year".
Monday 13 October 2014ACT economy and StudyCanberra to form focus of China discussions
Promoting Canberra as an investment location and developing agreements to boost the local economy will be high on the agenda when Chief Minister Katy Gallagher visits China this week. Read more of 'ACT economy and StudyCanberra to form focus of China discussions'.
Friday 10 October 2014Business Connect October 2014
The October issue of our Business Connect Newsletter is now available. Stories inside this month's issue include: Winners of the 2014 Canberra BusinessPoint Awards announced; Canberra based accelerator participants pitch to investors; Legal assistance for local small business; and more.
Thursday 25 September 2014Canberra based accelerator program investor presentations
The five teams participating in Canberra start-up accelerator program, GRIFFIN Accelerator presented to investors in Sydney and Canberra this week, generating substantial investor interest. Find out more in our latest blog post.
Thursday 18 September 2014White Paper on Defence
The Commonwealth Government has begun developing a White Paper on Defence to inform its long-term defence policy settings and capability; reflecting overall strategic, national security, fiscal and broader policy priorities. To inform the White Paper, the Department of Defence has released an Issues Paper for public consultation until 29 October 2014.