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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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Expressions of Interest - Road User Representative

A Road User Representative position has been made vacant on the ACT Road Safety Advisory Board due to a resignation. Please find attached a document seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for to fill this position.…

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Warrumbul Court Launch

Warrumbul Court Launch


The Warrumbul Circle Sentencing Court opened today to bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth closer to country and their community. Warrumbul Court will provide local elders with a role in the sentencing…

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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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ACT Graduated Licensing Scheme – 1 January 2020

ACT Graduated Licensing Scheme – 1 January 2020

 Making our roads safer for new drivers

Graduated Licensing Schemes (GLS) involve a staged approach to driver licensing, with restrictions and sanctions that are reduced as experience is gained.  Research supports this…

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