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  Australian Capital Territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Territory was transferred to the Commonwealth by the state of New South Wales in 1911, and construction of the capital, Canberra, began in 1913.
The seat of the Federal Government officially moved to the ACT from Melbourne on the formal opening of the Provisional Parliament House on 9 May 1927.
The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and the Royal Military College, Duntroon (RMC) are in the suburb of Campbell in Canberra's inner northeast.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_Capital_Territory   (1843 words)

 Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly (or, more formally and fully, the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory) is the unicameral legislature of the Australian Capital Territory.
The Assembly is unique in terms of Australian states and territories, as the Australian Capital Territory has neither a Governor nor an Administrator.
As with the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, the ACT Assembly lacks the full powers of a state legislature.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_Capital_Territory_Legislative_Assembly   (536 words)

 Australian Capital Territory Government
In the late 1980s the Federal Government decided that the Australian Capital Territory, with a population of 270,000, needed its own system of self-government.
If a Bill is passed by the Assembly, it is gazetted (ie a notice is placed in the Gazette) by the Chief Minister and it becomes an Act, that is, part of the law of the Australian Capital Territory.
The help received from Australian government departments, associated organisations and other authorities is gratefully acknowledged.
www.about-australia.com /facts/australian-capital-territory/government   (425 words)

 Natural Heritage Trust Annual Report 2002-03 - Chapter 4: Regional Partnerships - Australian Capital Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A bilateral agreement between the Australian Government and the Australian Capital Territory Government for the extension of the Natural Heritage Trust was signed on 27 March 2003.
During this period, the territory suffered severe bushfires and the plan was modified to reflect the resulting changes to the natural environment; it is expected that further changes to the plan will be required over time to reflect the longer-term impacts of the bushfires.
The NHT is jointly administered by the Australian Government departments of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Environment and Heritage
www.nht.gov.au /publications/annrpt0203/chapter-4-act.html   (916 words)

 Parliament@Work - Australian Capital Territory
Section 125 of the Australian Constitution says that the seat of the Commonwealth Government will be in territory given to or acquired by the Commonwealth; that this place should belong to the Commonwealth and that it should be located in New South Wales "not less than 100 miles from Sydney".
However, the Coat of Arms for Canberra, the national capital of Australia, was granted by King George V in 1928.
The Gang Gang Cockatoo was adopted as the Faunal Emblem for the Territory on 27 February 1997.
www.parliament.curriculum.edu.au /act.php3   (795 words)

 Johnny Detroit's Sports - Sportsbook Review
But when you bet with Canbet it is reassuring to know as well that officials of the government of Australia’s national capital are there to protect the interests of punters.
Government inspectors not only make the rules and sort out any misunderstandings but also monitor the financial standing of the bookmaking firms they control.
The tight controls of the Australian Capital Territory Government and the probity checks made before a sports betting licence is granted are what attracted us to establish our business in Canberra.
www.letitridesports.com /canbetreview.html   (1734 words)

 WebLaw - Government
The Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT) is a peak organisation representing the interests of Local Government in the Northern Territory.
The Australian Local Government Association is the national voice of local government, representing 673 councils across the country.
The homepage for the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory.
www.weblaw.edu.au /weblaw/display_page.phtml?WebLaw_Page=Government   (3328 words)

 Australian Capital Territory Report Card   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Typically for a nation's capital, most of the land is managed by government agencies and all private land tenure is long or short-term leasehold.
The Australian and ACT Governments, ACT Natural Resource Management Board and the 150 community groups, which are supported under the governments' programs, are all working to protect and enhance the region's land, biodiversity and water resources.
NRM, NHT and NAP are jointly administered by the Australian Government departments of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Environment and Heritage
www.nrm.gov.au /state/act/publications/report-card   (1195 words)

 Australian Privacy Profile: State/Territory Regimes
Major government agencies, such as the police, are exempt from some or all of the privacy principles.
The other states have issued administrative instructions requiring broad compliance by government agencies with the federal principles but are not moving towards discrete privacy legislation covering public or private sector bodies.
Australian privacy, censorship and intellectual property regimes have been criticised for inadequate protection of celebrity personality rights and for failing to prevent online "voyeuristic" photos of teens or other people snapped without their consent.
www.caslon.com.au /austprivacyprofile4.htm   (1164 words)

 About ALGA: Australian Local Government Association
Key activities include representation of local government on national bodies and ministerial councils, providing submissions to government and parliamentary inquiries, raising the profile and concerns of local government at the national level and providing forums for local government to guide the development of national local government policies.
As one of Australia's three spheres of government, local government is represented by ALGA on the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).
This peak government body brings together the Prime Minister, state premiers, territory chief ministers and the ALGA President to develop responses to issues of concern to all three spheres of government.
www.alga.asn.au /about   (1131 words)

Broadly there are two main areas of inquiry and discussion — the ACT’s governance arrangements and the role of the ACT within the ‘Australian Capital Region’, which comprises the ACT and the Local Government Areas in the south-east of NSW.
To many Australians the ACT and, especially, ‘Canberra’ is synonymous with an uncaring, high taxing, out-of-touch and wasteful ‘Federal Government’.
He suggests that as the Territory’s children become more used to this evolving model ‘ they won’t see the need for a lot of partisan politics at the community level...it’s the first real change in political style since we moved into the era of parliamentary democracies in the 19th century.
www.politicalreviewnet.com /polrev/reviews/AJPA/R_0313_6647_003_20688.asp   (514 words)

 5501.8.55.001 - Government Financial Estimates, Australian Capital Territory, Electronic Delivery, 2002-03
A table containing statistics for total general government expenses by purpose at the 2-digit GPC level is also included for 1998-99 to 2002-03.
The summary tables below show the 2001-02 and 2002-03 surplus/deficit results respectively for Australian Capital Territory government for the general government sector, public non-financial corporations and non-financial public sector.
The summary table below shows the balance sheet aggregates for Australian Capital Territory government for the general government sector, public non-financial corporations and non-financial public sector as at 30 June 2002.
www.abs.gov.au /ausstats/ABS@.nsf/b06660592430724fca2568b5007b8619/545534f4dc7bbbf0ca256c560003a661!OpenDocument   (372 words)

 Visual Arts and Craft Strategy funding for Australian Capital Territory
The Australian Government Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator Rod Kemp, and the Australian Capital Territory Government Minister for Arts and Heritage, Bill Wood, today announced funding for the ACT through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy.
The Visual Arts and Craft Strategy is a comprehensive major new four-year investment by the Australian, State and Territory Governments of at least $39 million which is designed to strengthen and sustain Australia's visual arts and craft sector.
Australian Government funding of $19.5 million over four years matched dollar-for-dollar by State and Territory Governments will increase funding for Australia's contemporary visual arts and craft sector by at least 33 per cent.
www.dcita.gov.au /Article/0,,0_5-2_4009-4_119532,00.html   (452 words)

 Australian Capital Territory Government Service (Consequential Provisions) Amendment Bill 1996 (Bills Digest, no. 14, ...
To allow staff of the Australian Capital Territory Government Service (ACTGS) who are transferred from the ACTGS to corporate entities such as ACT Electricity and Water (ACTEW) to retain the right to apply to the Australian Public Service for selection on merit for advertised vacancies.
The Act retained a link between the ACTGS and the Australian Public Service in that staff of the ACTGS are entitled, amongst other things, to apply for selection on merit to all vacancies advertised in the Australian Public Service Gazette.
The reciprocal right for ACTGS officers to apply for Australian Public Service (APS) vacancies, therefore, extends to more than the 9,000 former permanent staff of the APS who were compulsorily transferred by the Principal Act in 1994.
www.aph.gov.au /LIBRARY/pubs/bd/1996-97/97bd014.htm   (808 words)

 Documenting Democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Enacted on 6 December 1988, this document establishes ‘a body politic under the Crown by the name of the Australian Capital Territory’ and is thus the Territory’s constitutional foundation.
Instead, the functions of the head of the Executive — commissioning government, proroguing parliament and enacting legislation — are exercised by the Assembly itself and by the Chief Minister.
Three years after the seat of government was established at Canberra and after the opening of the first Parliament House in 1927, an ACT Advisory Council was established to administer the capital.
www.foundingdocs.gov.au /item.asp?sdID=117   (497 words)

 The Regional Entry Point - Useful Links - Local Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Lgov NSW, formerly Local Government and Shires Associations (LGSA) of NSW, represents the Local Government Association of NSW and the Shires Association of NSW.
Government response to the report of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics, Finance and Public Administration, June 2005.
The Australian Government Directory provides a search mechanisim to find lists of local government councils in each state and territory, together with the contact details for each council....
www.regionalaustralia.gov.au /resource_centre/links_collection.cfm?Node=9929   (565 words)

 Linux and Open Source in Government Conference
Less directly relevant to the Australian public sector environment are various more radical proposals by other governments and government agencies (particularly those in developing countries) that go so far as to directly fund the development of open source industries in direct competition with proprietary software, and to phase out the use of proprietary software altogether.
Governments should institute an access regime to provide access to software components where the development of those components was funded by the State.
Kate Lundy was elected as the Labor Senator for the Australian Capital Territory in March 1996.
www.auug.org.au /events/2004/ocgconf/programme.html   (6283 words)

 Jervis Bay Territory (Australia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
When the Australian government established the Australian Capital Territory almost 100 years ago, one of the requirements was that the seat of government should have access to the sea.
A magistrate in NSW or Australian Capital Territory (ACT) may issue a warrant in relation to premises in the JBT.
The Australian Government publication 'Australian Flags' [ozf98] notes that Jervis Bay Territory does not have its own flag.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/au-jbt.html   (453 words)

 Australian Capital Territory, ACT, government, seniors card, information for seniors
There are more than 250 community topics and links to thousands of resources provided by all levels of government and the non-government sector.
This ACT Government site provide a source of information on the range of services, resources and facilities available to the older people living in the ACT.
It enables older people to search for current information in key areas such as health, housing, home care, finance and law, transport, education and training, safety and security, leisure and recreation and various support groups.
www.aboutseniors.com.au /StateGovACT.html   (224 words)

 Canberra Australian Capital Territory - ACT Australia.
anberra is located in the Australian Capital Territory, ACT with a population of nearly 300 000 is Australia's capital and only major inland city.
The nerve centre of Australian national government, is just a three hour drive or a 45-minute flight south-west of Sydney.
Set in a broad valley in the southern tablelands of New South Wales, Canberra is a well-planned lakeside city of parklands, impressive restaurants, beautiful bushland and leafy suburbs.
www.atn.com.au /act.html   (173 words)

 SearchSystems.net - The Largest Australian Capital Territory Public Records Directory
Description: Use this Australian Capital Territory service to search for property information, roads, blocks, etc. and view interactive GIS maps.
Description: Browse this Australian Capital Territory Department of Education and Training service for schools in the ACT area or use the interactive map service.
Description: Browse this Australian Capital Territory service by name, ABN, product/service, locality, or town/suburb for suppliers involved in purchasing activities with the ACT.
www.searchsystems.net /list.php?nid=391   (356 words)

 Sophos case study - InTACT
InTACT is the insourced provider of telecommunications and computing services for the whole of the Australian Capital Territory Government.
Since deploying Sophos Anti-Virus, more than 10,000 computers in the Territory's government departments, agencies and hospitals have been protected from malicious threats.
InTACT is responsible for protecting the Australian Capital Territory Government's systems and data from being compromised by viruses.
www.sophos.com /products/case-studies/government/intact.html   (217 words)

 ACT Government - What's New?
A simple whole of government feedback form has been launched online and via Canberra Connect shopfronts to enable citizens to provide feedback and comments to government about any government service.
The ACT Government is taking steps to address the issues arising out of the crisis.
The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) is researching where property goes after it has been stolen in the ACT.
pandora.nla.gov.au /pan/32060/20021209/www.act.gov.au/whatsnew.html   (447 words)

 WISBIS - AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Australian Business Ltd is a member-based business improvement organisation which stems from the Chamber of Manufacturers NSW.
Site of the Australian Commonwealth Ombudsman who is also the Australian Capital Territory Ombudsman.
The Commonwealth Ombudsman investigates complaints about Commonwealth Government departments’ and agencies’ actions to see if they are unlawful, wrong, unjust or discriminatory.
www.wisbis.qut.edu.au /location/act.htm   (535 words)

 Australian Government Entry Points - www.gov.au (text only)
The NSW Government website offers a range of services, from bill payments, public transport timetables and contact details for State government departments to identifying business opportunities within NSW.
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is a federation of associations across the Australian States, the Northern Territory and also includes the ACT Government.
ALGA is the national advocate of local Government.
www.gov.au /text   (535 words)

Australian Capital Territory - New South Wales - Northern Territory - Queensland - South Australia - Tasmania - Victoria - Western Australia
The Australian Explorer photo gallery has been put together over a number of years and features some of our favourite photographs.
Plus many of these Australian photographs can be sent as Electronic Postcards.
www.australianexplorer.com /photographs/act_architecture_government_house.htm   (164 words)

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