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Top radio stations in Canberra

11 July 2015 In: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Entertainment, General

Canberra 104.7 FM is the most popular radio station in the ACT but it’s losing many of its’ young listeners. Canberra 104.7 FM remains the most-listened-to station with an 18% share of total audience. The station plays mainly chart-based music and well-known ‘oldies’. It is also the most-listened-to station during afternoons and drive-time periods. Despite its popularity 104.7 FM has suffered the biggest loss of listeners aged between 10 and 17, with a drop of…

‘Green’ rail network for Canberra

26 June 2015 In: Travel, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, General

Canberra’s new light rail project, a multi-million dollar network linking Civic to Gungahlin in Canberra’s north, will be 100% powered by renewable energy. The new Capital Metro project will help the government to achieve a target of 90% renewable energy by 2020 – the time in which stage one light rail will be operational. “This will enable the Capital Metro project to be 100% green energy powered,” said environment minister Simon Corbell. The ACT government…

$50m for Canberra film industry

24 June 2015 In: Jobs, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, General

Canberra’s growing movie industry has received a boost with a new ten year contract to produce a string of feature films. Film companies Jia Films and SilverSun Pictures have signed a 10-year deal with China’s Yuezhong Pictures to produce 10 films in Australia. First in the series will be called Australia Gold, about a Chinese bush ranger, and will have a budget of $15 million. Most of the material used in English language films will…

Top housing hotspots in Australia

05 June 2015 In: Property, Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia, Family, General

The fastest-growing market for residential construction in Australia is ACT – South West, with a population growth of 134% and $185 million of new homes approved. Six of the Top 20 housing ‘hotspots’ are in Western Australia, followed by five in Victoria, four in New South Wales and three in the Australian Capital Territory, according to the Housing Industry Association’s latest Population and Residential Building Hotspots report. Darrell Todd, CEO of thinkingaustralia, says: “In March…

Australian Wages Rise 2.7%

31 December 2014 In: Jobs, Migration, Australian Capital Territory, General

Average wages in Australia have risen 2.7% in the past year. Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Earnings in November 2014 were $1,539.40, a rise of 2.7% from the same time last year, according to The Australian Bureau of Statistics. Highest earners are those employed in the Australian Capital Territory who have the highest Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Earnings at $1,702.10, followed by Western Australia ($1,673.10). The Australian Capital Territory has a high proportion of Public sector…

Canberra seeks skilled workers

24 February 2011 In: Jobs, Australian Capital Territory, General

Canberra – the Australian capital – has a major shortage of workers and seeks thousands of skilled migrants to fill jobs vacancies. The Canberra Business Council has declared that the situation has almost reached crisis point, with up to half of the job opportunities in the region going unfilled. A new report on skills shortage by the Federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace has found the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) has the tightest job market…

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