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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 [...]

Local wins big at the Eastern Region Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014

By 12 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Datapod Managing Director and Chief Architect Scott Carr was announced as the winner of the Eastern Region EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014 – Technology Category, at a gala event in Sydney overnight.
Mr Carr joined other outstanding entrepreneurs from across New South Wales and ACT and will now represent the region at the upcoming [...]

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 11 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: $1,170,000
Lowest Price: $159,500
Average Sale Price: $541,142 (+ 3.56%)
2,424 properties currently for sale
58 sales properties had price reductions
97 properties went under offer
73 properties SOLD!
181 properties have come onto [...]

REIACT 2014 Awards for Excellence

By 11 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The REIACT Awards for Excellence are one of the biggest events on the ACT real estate calendar, and this year – as in previous years – it was Independent Property Group’s  night to shine.
Hosted by ABC 666 presenter Phillip Clarke at the Hyatt Hotel on Saturday evening, Independent Property Group took out several of the [...]

ACTTAB sale a body blow for Canberra’s racing industry

By 11 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The sale of Canberra’s betting agency ACTTAB for $105.5 million and a 50-year exclusive totalisator licence to Tabcorp Holdings (for $1 million a year) has been met with disbelief and anger in some quarters of the racing industry.
Representatives of the thoroughbred, harness and racing codes feel they were excluded from consultations over the sale and [...]

New business grants increase internship opportunities for ACT students

By 8 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Businesses can now apply for $7,500 student internship grants as part of the STEM4Digital Business Internship program designed to accelerate business engagement with the digital economy, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher announced today.
The STEM4Digital Business Internship program is a priority initiative of the Digital Canberra project and aims to enhance Canberra’s reputation as a ‘smart city’ [...]

Canberra business wins at Start Up Awards in Sydney

By 7 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The 2014 Australian Startup Awards were held last Saturday at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney. Hosted by The Entourage, the awards recognise business excellence and celebrate the achievements of Australia’s top entrepreneurs under 40.
Local Canberra start up Red Robot showed off their entrepreneurial skills when they took out the Hilton Product Business of the Year Award.
Red Robot [...]

Moves and Appointments

By 6 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In a new series each week I will profile some of the bigger moves and appointments taking place around Canberra.  Utilising tips and LinkedIn, I will also profile a new business that opened its doors.
This weeks noted moves:
Former CEO of Prime Tv and well networked Doug Edwards has been officially named the new CEO of the ACT Brumbies and [...]

Local Leaders – Mick Spencer (OnTheGo)

By 5 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Mick Spencer is not your average 24-year-old. The founder of Canberra-based apparel and accessory brand OnTheGo has appeared on panels with Virgin boss Richard Branson, was ranked by Anthill Magazine as one of Australia’s top 30 under 30 Entrepreneurs in 2012 and exports customised sportswear around the world.
It’s an enviable resume, and Spencer says that [...]

Coles to be anchor tenant at new Amaroo Group Centre

By 1 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Coles Property Director Greg Chubb and Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr are pleased to announce that a full line Coles supermarket will be the anchor tenant for the new Amaroo Group Centre.
The centre will include a 2,300 to 2,500sqm supermarket, a Liquorland, around 1100sqm of space for between five to 10 specialty retail shops, more [...]

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 1 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: $1,000,000
Lowest Price: $120,000
Average Sale Price: $522,522 (- 11.34%)
2,424 properties currently for sale
59 sales properties had price reductions
89 properties went under offer
93 properties SOLD!
154 properties have come onto [...]

ACTTAB to be sold to Tabcorp

By 30 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The ACTTAB shareholders have announced today that following a competitive tender process Tabcorp has been chosen as the successful purchaser of ACTTAB. The sale of ACTTAB and associated issue of licences has achieved a sale price of $105.5 million.
Tabcorp has an extensive history operating as a successful wagering operator. Tabcorp operates totalisator and fixed odds [...]

Helping local business develop IT skills

By 29 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher is inviting Canberra’s business and not-for-profit community to participate in free Digital Business Capacity Building Workshops to accelerate business engagement with the ACT digital economy.
The free workshops are part of the ACT Government’s Digital Canberra initiative, in partnership with Canberra Business Council, and focus on building the Information and Communication Technology [...]

Gender Agenda

By 29 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Do women really lose out in the workplace on account of their gender?
It has been said that if a woman was always available to do the same work as a man for less money, why would a capitalist ever employ a man?
Glib aphorism maybe, but does it make a point?
The same claims continue to be [...]

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Market Wrap

By 25 July 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: $1,900,000
Lowest Price: $127,500
Average Sale Price: $589,364 (+ 5.98%)
2,451 properties currently for sale
59 sales properties had price reductions
90 properties went under offer
92 properties SOLD!
151 properties have come onto [...]

Local Leaders – John Bale (Soldier On)

By 22 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In 2012, two Canberra-based military colleagues with no not-for-profit experience founded a charity to support wounded soldiers returning from Afghanistan. CEO and co-founder John Bale explains how Soldier On grew from grassroots charity to national heavyweight.
John Bale joined the Australian Army in 2002 with a schoolmate, Michael Fussell, who was later killed by an [...]

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Market Wrap

By 18 July 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: $1,555,000
Lowest Price: $150,000
Average Sale Price: $556,092 (+ 3.10%)
2,462 properties currently for sale
71 sales properties had price reductions
71 properties went under offer
97 properties SOLD!
136 properties have come onto [...]

Canberra’s Crowd-funding success story

By 17 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The story advances as Pat and Sancho from The Chop Shop rack up their target of $10,000 within 5 days of launching on crowd-funding website Kickstarter. As you can imagine they are over the moon.
Sancho says, “It has easily etched no.1 in my top 5 moments in life that will flash before my eyes if [...]

New charity to deliver accounting and governance services to not-for-profits

By 14 July 2014

Long-time CPA and volunteer director Ted Sherwood has started a Christian charity, Business by The Book, a CPA accounting practice.  Based in Canberra, the practice offers not only financial management and audit services, but also help with governance.  Business by The Book is willing to partner with any not-for-profit helping those in need of care or [...]

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Market Wrap

By 12 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
allhomes

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: $1,975,000
Lowest Price: $179,000
Average Sale Price: $539,397 (- 5.92%)
2,487 properties currently for sale
53 sales properties had price reductions
83 properties went under offer
94 properties SOLD!
153 properties have come onto [...]

Fairfax obtain local website Allhomes for $50m

By 10 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Fairfax Media Limited have announced The Domain Group’s acquisition of Canberra-based online property portal, All Homes Pty Ltd, subject to regulatory approval. Total price is believed to be $50 million.
Allhomes was founded in 2000 and has carved out a successful business over [...]

2014 Telstra Business Awards

By 8 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The annual Telstra Business Awards, hosted by QT Hotel, was a luminous event for the who’s who of Canberra business.
With five award categories to be decided there was high tension in the air as finalists nervously awaited the results. Andrew Daddo hosted the evening and helped to lighten the mood with his off-screen charm as [...]

Software innovator named ACT Business of the Year

By 5 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A Canberra-based global software company that is revolutionising business processes and competing with some of the biggest names in IT was last night named the 2014 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business of the Year.
Founded by Australian National University science graduates Phillip Williamson and Michelle Melbourne in 1992, Intelledox has attracted more than one million worldwide [...]

Win two free tickets to “Turn Your Passion Into Profit” Seminar valued at $80

By 5 July 2014
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An exciting event for business owners, entrepreneur’s and anyone wanting to break-free from boredom, live a happier life and create extra income based on their expertise or passion.
Do you want to create more income, enjoy more time off and make real change in the world?
Do you believe that if you keep working the way you’re [...]

ACT Businesses Shine at the Telstra Business Awards

By 4 July 2014

I just came home from the 2014 Telstra Business Awards ACT and again there were an inspiring selection of nominations and winners. The winners were the Cogito Group (identity protection technology), Solace Creations (energy efficient housing), Today’s Homes (custom built housing) and Intelledox (data managers). These awards are hard won, and deserving of acclaim. All [...]

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 4 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
allhomes

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: $2,200,000
Lowest Price: $142,000
Average Sale Price: $573,345 (- 11.01%)
2,489 properties currently for sale
65 sales properties had price reductions
86 properties went under offer
109 properties SOLD!
150 properties have come onto [...]

Wielding the axe over the Public Sector

By 3 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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It feels a bit like most of Canberra is walking a tightrope at the moment.  Wide Public Sector cuts have been coming for a long time.  I have heard talk of departure lounges and reapplying and testing for jobs.  Whether departments are facing heavy cuts or not, there seems to be a consistent sense of [...]

Pialligo Farm Smokehouse ‘Australia’s Best Artisan Bacon’

By 30 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Pialligo Farm Smokehouse at Pialligo Estate in the ACT has taken out top honours at Australian Bacon Week.
Pialligo Farm Smokehouse full rasher smoked and dry cured bacon was voted Australia’s Best Artisan Bacon by fleishmaster Horst Shurger, who has a Masters degree in butchering and smallgoods; and top chefs, Paul McDonald and Simon Bestly, [...]

Payroll tax changes hit Canberra families and businesses

By 27 June 2014
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Even with the government’s announcement on the 24th of June that it will extend the commencement date of the Payroll Tax Amendment Bill to the 1st of October 2014, there is still widespread confusion in the ACT market. Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth has called on the government to give greater certainty to affected businesses and [...]

ACT & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 27 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
allhomes

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: $3,160,000
Lowest Price: $176,000
Average Sale Price: $644,252 (+ 10.75%)
2,519 properties currently for sale
69 sales properties had price reductions
79 properties went under offer
97 properties SOLD!
168 properties have come onto [...]

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