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Want to work with wind turbines? CIT courses now available

Australia’s wind industry now has the option to undertake accredited wind training without leaving our shores with the Canberra Institute of Technology offering new, globally-accredited wind training, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury and Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research Meegan Fitzharris announced today.

Two training courses approved by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) are now available in the ACT and region.

New partnership with Winnunga to deliver services in the Alexander Maconochie Centre

Shane Rattenbury MLA

Winnunga Aboriginal Health and Community Services (AHCS) has commenced enhanced support at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) focused on female detainees, and will move to full delivery of standalone health, social and emotional wellbeing services in the AMC in 2018, Minister for Justice Shane Rattenbury has announced.

Achieving net zero emissions by 2045: Community consultation launched

Shane Rattenbury MLA

Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury will today launch a discussion paper that proposes that the ACT, in line with advice from eminent climate scientists, sets a target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.

In launching the paper, Minister Rattenbury invited Canberrans to join the discussion on how we can become a smarter, more sustainable and more liveable city.

ACT Greens call for secure funding of dedicated family violence crisis accommodation services

Caroline Le Couteur, MLA

Ahead of increased demand during the holiday season, the ACT Greens have called on the Government to provide more secure, long-term funding for dedicated family violence accommodation services in the ACT.

While additional funding (totalling $23.5m over four years) was provided to strengthen responses to family violence in the last two Budgets, no funds were directed to specialist crisis accommodation services assisting women and children escaping violence.

Driving change: seven projects funded to improve road safety

Shane Rattenbury MLA

Seven community road safety projects will be funded this year by the ACT Road Safety Fund—among them, a community-designed pilot project that aims to both improve road safety and reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our criminal justice system.

Minister for Justice and Road Safety Shane Rattenbury today announced the recipients at a launch of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Driver Licensing Pilot Project, one of the grant winning projects, at the Sutton Road Training Centre.

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