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Australian Capital Territory

(2016 pop. 396,857), 939 sq mi (2,432 sq km), SE Australia, an enclave within New South Wales, containing CanberraCanberra
, city (2016 pop. 395,790), 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 (2016 pop. 391), 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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Similarly, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government tendered more recently for the development and implementation of a Capital Works Management system.
Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said under the reverse auction, companies were invited to put forward bids to the Australian Capital Territory Government detailing how they could generate the greatest amount of renewable energy at the least price.
Hornsdale was awarded its first contract to deliver 100 megawatt to the Australian Capital Territory in February this year, Mr Hamilton-Smith said.
Funding : The Australian Government is providing $800,000 to projects in the Australian Capital Territory.
The 2015 Australian Capital Territory winners are brilliant business women who are passionate, courageous and are willing to challenge the accepted way of doing things, she said.
The Australian Capital Territory winners will proceed to the national finals in Melbourne on Wednesday 18 November.
The Australian Capital Territory panel, which reviews priorities for the programme includes representatives of the National Capital Authority, Pedal Power, Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT, Australasian College of Road Safety, NRMA Motoring and Services, and the ACT Government.
The first quarterly payment under the Financial Assistance Grant Programme to the Australian Capital Territory Government has been made, Mr Truss said.
This vital cash injection to meet local needs comes on top of the $5.6 million the Australian Capital Territory is entitled to receive this financial year under the Roads to Recovery programme.
The Australian Capital Territory can also now apply for further federal funding of $565 million for the Black Spots programme and $300 million through the Bridges Renewal programme.
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.
Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, said this agreement accredits Australian Capital Territory environmental assessment processes which meet high environmental standards.

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