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Australian Capital Territory

(1991 pop. 276,468), 939 sq mi (2,432 sq km), SE Australia, an enclave within New South Wales, containing CanberraCanberra
, city (1991 pop. 276,162), capital of Australia, in the Australian Capital Territory, SE Australia. The Canberra urban agglomeration includes a small area in New South Wales.
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, capital of Australia. It was called the Federal Capital Territory until 1938. Most of the territory consists of an area formerly known as Yass-Canberra, which was ceded to the commonwealth by New South Wales in 1911. In 1915, New South Wales additionally ceded Jervis BayJervis Bay
, territory (2001 pop. 611), 29 sq mi (75.5 sq km), SE Australia, bordering Jervis Bay, a sheltered inlet of the Pacific Ocean, 10 mi (16.1 km) long and 6 mi (9.7 km) wide.
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, providing a potential port for Canberra. In 1988 the territory gained self-government with its own unicameral parliament, and Jervis Bay was separated from the territory. The federal government is the largest employer in the territory. Nearly all of the population lives in Canberra.

Australian Capital Territory

a territory of SE Australia, within New South Wales: consists of two exclaves, one containing Canberra, the capital of Australia, and one at Jervis Bay (the latter sometimes regarded as a separate entity). Pop.: 322 579 (2003 est.)
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Funding : The Australian Government is providing $800,000 to projects in the Australian Capital Territory.
The Australian Capital Territory winners will proceed to the national finals in Melbourne on Wednesday 18 November.
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The first quarterly payment under the Financial Assistance Grant Programme to the Australian Capital Territory Government has been made, Mr Truss said.
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A new assessment bilateral agreement that removes duplication and provides a single process for environmental assessments in the Australian Capital Territory has been signed by Commonwealth and ACT governments.
Cricket Australia comprises six member associations in Cricket New South Wales, Cricket Victoria, Queensland Cricket, the South Australian Cricket Association, the Tasmanian Cricket Association and the Western Australian Cricket Association, and has strong affiliations with the Australian Capital Territory Cricket Association and the Northern Territory Cricket Association.
Writs for the Senate elections in the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory were also returned to the Governor-General.
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