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Canberra as a Restorative City

Canberra as a Restorative City

Acknowledgement of country

The ACT Government acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and conduct our business. We pay our respects to Ngunnawal Elders past, present, and emerging. We recognise the continuing culture and connection to country of the Ngunnawal people, and of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia. When we talk about Canberra becoming a restorative city, we also recognise that in many different ways, these principles have been – and continue to be – practiced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across this continent.

What is a restorative city?

A ‘restorative city’ is based on the principles of ‘restorative practice’. Restorative practice is all about recognising that relationships are central to our wellbeing, community and society. Restorative practices can be used as a shared approach to problem solving based on respect, accountability and support.

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Joe Rider motorcycle awareness campaign

Joe Rider motorcycle awareness campaign

The ‘Joe Rider motorcycle awareness campaign’ is running from 12 to 18 October 2019 during motorcycle awareness week.

There are over 36,600 licenced motorcycle riders in the ACT so chances are you will know…

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Changes to rental laws in the ACT from 1 November 2019

Rental laws in the ACT are changing from 1 November 2019. The changes will ensure that the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA) operates effectively and strikes a fair balance between the rights of tenants and…

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Evaluation of Bicycle Passing Distances in the ACT findings released

Minister for Road Safety Shane Rattenbury has released the findings of a University of Adelaide study research into compliance with the ACT’s minimum passing rules to coincide with the launch ACT’s participation in National Road…

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