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Home Care Jobs in Canberra

31 August 2015 In: Jobs, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, General

The KinCare Group is seeking Home Care Workers to aid clients in Canberra, Australia. The role will require you to work in our clients homes providing all aspects of day to day care in line with each individuals personalised care plan. Duties include: Domestic Duties: Meal Preparation; High Care Needs: Hoist and Medication Assist; Personal Care Duties: Assisting clients with their personal hygiene needs e.g. showering etc We are seeking people who are passionate about making…

Account Manager job in Canberra

23 August 2015 In: Jobs, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, General

A new Account Manager / BDM is required for a conference, event and venue hire company in Canberra. As the account manager/BDM you will be contacting and re-engaging with existing clients to sell out the premier serviced space while researching and securing new Business. This is 70% account management and 30% new business. You will be responsible for achieving your annual budget and have the ability to effectively work as part of a close team….

Canberra sets new world record

22 August 2015 In: Study, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, General

Amateur astronomers in Canberra have smashed a world record for star-gazing. A group of enthusiasts gathered at the Australian National University to observe the night sky, simultaneously, with telescopes and binoculars. The group of more than 1800 people set about their task to set a world record for the largest amount of people looking up at the night sky at the same time. The record attempt started badly as the city of Canberra was covered…

Canberra Uni’s offer ‘best prospects’

19 August 2015 In: Study, Jobs, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, General

Universities in Canberra, Australia provide graduates with the best prospects of gaining full-time employment, according to the latest Good Universities Guide. In its’ latest rankings, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University each received three stars for teaching quality while ACU, ANU and UC all received a four-star rating for graduates getting a full-time job. The ACT has a 40% interstate student intake compared with just 9% in Victoria. In other ratings, ANU…

80% ‘green’ energy for Canberra

10 August 2015 In: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Technology, General

Canberra is leading the way in wind farm technology and 80% of the city’s energy will be derived from renewable energy sources within the next three years. Two new giant wind farms will help to power up to 106,000 homes as Canberra continues its plans to become a city powered by renewable energy. Environment Minister Simon Corbell says that when the new 200 megawatts of capacity come online in three years time 80% of Canberra’s…

Canberra cyclist wins world gold

05 August 2015 In: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Sport, General

Canberra is the home of the world’s most successful paracyclist. Sue Powell, who is based in the city, won gold and silver medals at the London Olympics three years ago. After a string of cycle race victories since then, Powell this week won a silver medal at the C4 women’s road race in Switzerland, four minutes behind winner Shawn Morelli from the USA. A day earlier Powell, 48, finished fourth in the C4 women’s individual…

Canberra comes alive in winter

23 July 2015 In: Travel, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, General

There is no shortage of fun to enjoy in Canberra this winter, with over 35 exciting and engaging events being staged around the city. Embrace winter with a wonderful array of warming events, frosty fun activities and indulgent dining. It is the perfect time to snuggle up in front of a fire with a big glass of Canberra District cool climate wine during events like the month-long Fireside Festival. Winter is a great time for…

Canberra is ‘coolest small capital’

17 July 2015 In: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, General

Officials from the ACT Government have been promoting Canberra as the world’s most liveable city and coolest small capital during the Asia Pacific Cities Summit. The summit in Brisbane, attended by over 1000 Mayors and city leaders from across the Asia Pacific region, focussed on four themes – global cities, digital cities, future cities and cities for people. The ACT Government’s participation in the Summit included a trade stand in the ‘Market Square’, and provided…

Canberra in vital Pluto role

16 July 2015 In: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Technology, General

Scientists in Canberra, Australia are playing a key role in the New Horizons Pluto mission. A space centre in Canberra is a transfer station for images and data being beamed back from NASA’s New Horizons satellite that is passing the distant planet. The satellite is 5.3 billion kilometres away and is now at the start of a 16 month process to beam back a decade’s worth of saved data from its journey. Canberra’s Deep Space…

Canberra celebrates ‘Tree Week’

12 July 2015 In: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, General

Canberra Tree Week is a chance to appreciate and celebrate the beautiful and exceptional trees and forests to be found in the city. Tree Week begins on Monday 20 July 2015 and will come to a close on Sunday 26 July 2015, which is National Tree Day. Discover the many benefits trees give to our community, local wildlife and the Canberra environment at one of the many activities happening around Canberra from Monday 20 July…

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