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Local Leaders – Bobby Graham (BG Publishers)

By 15 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Bobby Graham, principal of Canberra-based digital publishing consultancy BG Publishers, has always had an eye for innovative technologies. Long before Amazon released the first Kindle e-reader in 2007, she was convinced that ebooks had enormous potential to transform the way people consume information.
“I went to an electronic media conference in Frankfurt in 1993, and even [...]

Canberra and Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 14 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous week.
SALES

Highest Sale: $1,701,000
Lowest Price: $ 179,999
Average Sale Price: $555,626 (- 1.43%)
2,486 properties currently for sale
39 sales properties had price reductions
93 properties went under offer
100 properties SOLD!
199 properties have come [...]

August 2014 – ACT & Queanbeyan Monthly Property Market Wrap

By 12 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Spring has arrived and with it comes the much-celebrated spring property market!
The Canberra market is off to a great start. Median property prices grew over the winter quarter, activity was relatively strong and interest rates remain at an all-time low.
So exactly where has the traditionally quiet winter market left us?
A good time for consumers
For the 13th [...]

Moves and Appointments

By 12 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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There are a few moves going on this week. We’ve listed some of the highlights below.
Former Basketball ACT boss Tony Fraser will be leaving his post to take up the role of Senior General Manager of the future Next Generation Health and Racquet Club in Lyneham.
Elias Hallaj is moving on from his post [...]

What’s to become of the Lonsdale Street Traders?

By 10 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We knew it wasn’t permanent, while Canberrans have come to love the Lonsdale Street Traders, we’ve known all to well it was just temporary and it seems the end is nigh.
Lonsdale Street Traders helped give Braddon a new edge, it showcased locally made, vintage and specialty imports. It was the place to find a unique [...]

Local Leaders – Andrew Clapham and Zakaria Bouguettaya (Imagine Team)

By 9 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Andrew Clapham and Zakaria Bouguettaya, directors of mobile application development business Imagine Team, don’t like taking no for an answer.
In 2011, after the ACT Government refused to fund or assist them to build an app for tracking ACTION buses in real-time, the pair–still university students at the time–used the freedom of information act to access [...]

Finalists for Canberra BusinessPoint Awards

By 8 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The finalists for this years Canberra BusinessPoint Awards were announced last week. A great celebration of local business talent, winners will be announced on 25th September 2014.
For those of your interested in which businesses made the grade, finalists are listed below by category.
WEB & MOBILE
Imagine Team Pty Ltd
Likeajob
Enabled Employment
CLEAN & GREEN
Pure Pod
One of a Kind [...]

Time to nominate champions of inclusion

By 8 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Nominations are now open for the 2014 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards, recognising individuals, organisations and businesses that are inclusive of people with disability.
“These Awards, now in their 11th year, are a great opportunity to raise awareness and promote the outstanding inclusive work being done throughout our community,” Minister for Disability Joy Burch said.
“This important [...]

Canberra and Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 5 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous week.
SALES

Highest Sale: $1,560,000
Lowest Price: $220,000
Average Sale Price: $563,663 (+ 6.25%)
2,469 properties currently for sale
35 sales properties had price reductions
96 properties went under offer
122 properties SOLD!
169 properties have come onto [...]

Legal assistance for local small businesses

By 4 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra small businesses will be able to access free legal advice through a new service available from today.
Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said the new legal advice clinic would make sure small business had the support the needed.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and operators work hard, juggling customers and paperwork on a daily basis,” [...]

Local Leaders – Mikaela Danvers (Canberra Creatives)

By 3 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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While Canberra may be better known for its policy makers than its crafting abilities, it is also home to an emerging creative community using craft to bring people together.
Leading this charge is designer, photographer, blogger and founder of Canberra Creatives, Mikaela Danvers. Since launching Canberra Creatives in 2012 as an online community for like-minded creative [...]

All About Care leads the way

By 3 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Cara Hade, founder of Canberra-based home and community care agency All About Care, was pleasantly surprised to win the Business Woman of the Year Award at last month’s Canberra Women in Business Awards.
“I was under the impression that we were entered in the community participation award category. We thought we were going home empty-handed!” she [...]

Power Kart Raceway – Grand opening day 6th September 2014

By 2 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The first of its kind in the Canberra region, Power Kart Raceway is a fully Indoor Electric Go Kart Centre. Offering Canberrans of all skill levels a chance to experience motorsports at an entry level.
Many V8 drivers including both Robert Dahlgren and Scott McLaughlin begun their foray into racing at an early age through competitive [...]

Queanbeyan Cinema – more red tape

By 30 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Rioters,
Unsure if you’ve been following the epic drama over the border in Queanbeyan.
In a nutshell, we’ve been clamouring for a cinema for 18 years, and it’s come to the boil for the last 6 months. Over this 6 month period, council has been provided with an opportunity and a space to build [...]

July 2014 – ACT & Queanbeyan Monthly Property Market Wrap

By 28 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The weekly Allhomes ACT & Queanbeyan Property Market Wrap has been well-received by Rioters and we’re pleased to now offer a more in-depth analysis of the current property market for the Canberra and Queanbeyan regions.
These detailed reports will be posted monthly so keep an eye out for the August 2014 Property Market Wrap coming soon [...]

Moves and Appointments

By 27 August 2014
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There have been a few interesting moves and appointments around the Capital this week.
Tony Henshaw was appointed transitional Executive Chair of the new group that will be formed following the merger of The Chamber of Commerce and Canberra Business Council.
Chris Faulks, formerly CEO of the Canberra Business Council, will be the new organisations transitional [...]

What’s the future for small businesses in Canberra?

By 27 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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As Federal Government Department’s continue to slash away at their APS number though voluntary and involuntary redundancies, the future of the economy of Canberra is looking unstable, particularly in the arena of small business.
Over the past 5 years there’s been a noticeable difference in the way locals are embracing and investing in small local businesses. [...]

IT innovation a distinct advantage for property management firm

By 26 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A chance conversation at a barbeque led property investors Chris and Brooke Scullin to use technology to revolutionise the property management industry.
Six years ago, the Canberra couple, who now run start-up agency Distinct Property Management, was struggling to find a suitable property manager for their investment portfolio.
“We had found that the level of accountability and [...]

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous week.
SALES

Highest Sale: $1,925,000
Lowest Price: $220,000
Average Sale Price: $546,706 (+ 5.59%)
2,449 properties currently for sale
37 sales properties had price reductions
88 properties went under offer
106 properties SOLD!
201 properties have come onto [...]

Local Leaders – Mitchell Pearce (Canberra Urban Honey)

By 25 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Aged 18 and sporting a blonde mohawk, Mitchell Pearce is a fourth-generation beekeeper on a mission to make Canberra a more sustainable city.
He is Australia’s youngest urban commercial beekeeper and the director of Canberra Urban Honey, a community project that aims to re-populate Canberra’s bee population by supplying local backyards with hives. What began as [...]

Canberra startup LikeaJob makes job seeking simple

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Applying for your dream job is now as simple as pressing a ‘like’ button, thanks to a Canberra startup taking the hassle out of finding a new career.
LikeaJob (www.likeajob.com.au) is the brainchild of Chris Hansen, a hospitality veteran who also owns Ox Eatery at Kingston’s East Hotel. He describes the website, which launched four weeks [...]

Winners of the Canberra Women in Business Awards

By 21 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The winners of the 2014 Canberra Women in Business Awards were announced last night at a gala dinner hosted by Canberra Women in Business (CWB) at the Hotel Realm.
The event brought people from across the region together to recognise the contributions and successes of businesswomen in our community.
Claire Connelly, President [...]

Real estate’s best and brightest play the long game

By 21 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As homeowners demand increasingly high levels of service from their real estate agents, the best in the industry are playing the long game and focusing on building client relationships.
Independent Property Group Woden and Weston Creek’s Jonathan Charles is one such agent. The winner of the REIACT 2014 Residential Salesperson of the Year Award says patience [...]

Quick to condemn Palmer after the fact but not during the rant

By 20 August 2014

I found Clive Palmer’s outburst on Q&A on Monday night pretty awful and something we shouldn’t see from a Member of Parliament.
I do however wonder why Tony Jones or Penny Wong didn’t step in to disagree?
I find it a very ‘Australian’ thing to do. To stand by and smile while someone spews vile statements that [...]

Mix of experience and youth drives LJ Hooker Belconnen’s success

By 19 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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LJ Hooker Belconnen franchise principal Dennis Vlandis has been in the real estate game long enough to know that there’s more to success than just good sales figures.
It is a 20-strong team focused on nurturing young talent (LJ Hooker Belconnen’s Luke Evans recently won the REIACT 2014 Novice Auctioneer of the Year Award) and [...]

Payroll Tax changes, or is it a new Recuitment Agency Tax?

By 18 August 2014

On Thursday evening the ACT Legislative Assembly passed the ACT Payroll Tax Reform Bill. This Bill prevents “genuine employers” from being exempt from payroll tax if they pick up contract work through a recruitment agency. Unfortunately, yet again, the ACT Government has done a poor job in formulating policy.
This new policy has the following effect [...]

Rebrand works wonders for REIACT 2014 Small Agency of the Year

By 18 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Boutique real estate agency Cream Residential, winner of the REIACT 2014 Small Agency of the Year Award, is reaping the benefits of a complete brand transformation 12 months ago.
Director Chris Wilson says that after consulting with a branding team, what had been known as Cameron Real Estate for over 30 years last year became Cream [...]

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous week.
SALES

Highest Sale: $1,203,000
Lowest Price: $216,000
Average Sale Price: $517,744 (- 4.32%)
2,433 properties currently for sale
46 sales properties had price reductions
95 properties went under offer
98 properties SOLD!
190 properties have come onto [...]

Local Leaders – Matt Bullock (eWay)

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra is home to a thriving technology sector making its mark both in Australia and overseas. One of the entrepreneurs leading this charge – and showing the world that there’s more to Canberra than public servants and roundabouts – is Matt Bullock, CEO and founder of online payments giant eWay.
Bullock, whose background is in application [...]

Moves and Appointments

By 13 August 2014
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There are a few interesting moves around town this week. These are my highlights:
After 3 years as the Communications Director to Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, Adina Cirson has been appointed to the role of Chief of Staff to new Minister Mick Gentleman.
Meegan Thompson formerly the Operations and Finance Manager at Wisdom Learning has joined [...]

How to maintain sensitivity to heritage in old buildings

By 13 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra is now reaching an age where, in the older parts of town at least, decorating our shops and drawing attention to promotions requires an extra sensitivity to heritage values.
The good news is that for the most part, we’re taking care of our old buildings and although there have been some interesting architectural clashes, the [...]

Local Leaders – Jason Roses (Luton Properties)

By 12 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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When you’re under 30 and run one of Canberra’s newest real estate offices, a bit of confidence and market knowledge goes a long way. This is something Luton Properties Gungahlin director Jason Roses knows only too well.
“If I meet a client and I look young, act young or don’t know what I’m saying, then that’s [...]

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