Bøtlagt for krokodille-drap

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En bonde i Australia er ilagt en bot på 70.000 kroner etter å ha skutt og drept en ikonisk 100 år gammel krokodille. Det melder det tyske nyhetsbyrået DPA, ifølge nrk.no 
Den 5,2 meter lange krokodillen ble skutt i byen Rockhampton i Queensland i september 2017.

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Taggetur i Melbourne

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Melbourne i Australia har flere gater som er utsmykket med gatekunst, som Hosler Lane, og AC/DC Lane, sistnevnte oppkalt etter det australske rockebandet AC/DC.

I det trendy nabolaget Fitzroy er det også mye gatekunst. Melbourne Street Tours, et selskap som drives av gatekunstnere, tilbyr guidete turer, skriver Se og Hør.

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Melbourne er hovedstad i delstaten Victoria.

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Canberrans take more selfies than Australian capital city counterparts

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It’s official Canberra – we can’t get enough of turning the camera on ourselves, canberratimes.com.au reported.

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A new ‘definitive ranking’ of the world’s selfiest cities by TIME Magazine has Canberra in the top spot for most number of selfies per capita in Australia.

As part of its research, TIME built a database of more than 400,000 Instagram photos tagged “selfie” that included geographic coordinates.

In total, 459 cities were ranked to determine the selfiest places on earth.

Canberra comes in at Australia’s selfiest city, with 18 selfies per 100,000 people (ranked 169 on the world list), while Sydney-siders aren’t far behind, with 18 selfies per 100,000 people but ranked at 171 on the world list.

Melbourne and Brisbane come in at three and four respectively on the Australian list, with our Perth friends proving the most camera shy at just 12 selfies per 100,000 people.

Makati City, in the Phillipines, is the world’s selfiest city, followed closely by Manhattan, New York at number two and Miami, Florida at number three.

And when it comes to the perfect selfie, you can’t beat our cultural institutions for a stunning backdrop.

Data from Instagram shows the Australian War Memorial is the top geotagged location for pics in Canberra (13,429 tags in 2016) and our beautiful Lake Burley Griffin isn’t far behind (12,597 tags last year).

The National Gallery of Australia is up next with 10,827 tags in 2016. Surprisingly, the Australian National University is a destination of choice for Instagram pics, with almost as many people tagging themsleves at the university as Parliament House (8257 and 8318 tags respectively).

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) generally is the eighth most geotagged location in Australia on Instagram – Bondi Beach is number one.

See the full story with selfies here: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/research-shows-canberrans-take-more-selfies-than-capital-city-counterparts-20170427-gvtglf.html

News source: www.canberratimes.com.au

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Push to re-establish cheap air link between Canberra and Melbourne

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The government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is pushing to re-establish a low-cost air route to Melbourne, and has announced it will hire a “commissioner for international engagement” to enhance Canberra’s ties with cities abroad, The Canberra Times reported. 

It has been five years since the last budget carrier, Tigerair, flew from Melbourne to the Australian federal capital.

See the full story here: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/push-to-reestablish-cheap-air-link-between-canberra-and-melbourne-20160711-gq30ix.html

News source: www.canberratimes.com.au

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ESTONIA OPENS EMBASSY IN AUSTRALIA

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Estonian embassy, Canberra.

Estonia has opened an embassy in Canberra, Australia – 25 years after regaining independence.

The foreign minister of Estonia, Marina Kaljurand, opened the new diplomatic mission – the first in the region –  on 29 February.

Cooperating with its Nordic neighbour Finland, the embassy is located in a building belonging to the Finnish embassy, reported Estonianworld.com

According to the foreign minister, Estonia wants the opening to strengthen political and security cooperation with a country sharing the same values, as well as with other nations in the area. “In today’s world, with its changing security situation, it is essential for countries sharing the same values and views to be unified and work together,” Ms Kaljurand said. “The opening of this embassy will allow both nations, which are open to innovative solutions and have liberal economies, to further their cooperation.”

The foreign minister said the embassy allowed Estonia to better protect the interests of its citizens residing in Australia, to provide consular services and consular assistance, if necessary. “Every place where our people live is important. Australia has a large Estonian community, which is constantly growing. It is a popular destination for temporary emigration, where an estimated 10,000 Estonians currently live,” minister Kaljurand said.

Marina Kaljurand added that the embassy was also expected to support the interests and cooperative efforts of entrepreneurs. “Our bilateral business contacts have increased and trade with Australia has also increased, as much as a third in the past year.”

The Estonian ambassador in Australia is Andres Unga. The country also has honorary consuls in Perth (Western Australia), Brisbane (Queensland), Hobart (Tasmania), Adelaide (South Australia), and Melbourne (Victoria).

Australia hosts the fifth largest Estonian community in the world. Among the Estonians currently living in Australia, the Sydney community is the liveliest one.

The first Estonians settled in Australia in 1853, and the first Estonian society was established in Melbourne in 1914. During the course of the Second World War, Australia became one of the most important destinations for Estonians looking abroad for safety. In the autumn of 1944, just before the second Soviet occupation, approximately 70,000 Estonians fled the country – first to Germany and Sweden, and subsequently to the US, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Around 7,000 Estonians ended up “Down Under” and Estonian houses were set up in Sydney, Thirlmere, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

During the Soviet occupation, only a very few lucky ones left behind the Iron Curtain to visit their relatives in Australia. Since the restoration of Estonia’s independence and re-accession to the Western world, however, more and more young people have ventured out and taken advantage of the Australian working holiday visa program that Estonia agreed upon in 2005. Many work and live in Australia for a couple of years, and return to their home country, but some opt to stay and even set up their own companies.

The Estonian community in Australia is now one of the largest abroad – along with those in Finland, Sweden, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. The young Estonians, who have settled in the new country, cite the positive and adventurous Australian spirit, good quality of life and financial and professional opportunities as the reasons for staying.

See the whole article at http://estonianworld.com/business/estonia-opens-an-embassy-in-australia/

Source: www.estonianworld.com

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CANBERRA TOURISM’S MOST LIKED INSTAGRAM POSTS OF 2015

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General view of Canberra.

Night photography captured Canberra’s attention in 2015, with nine out of 10 of the most “liked” images from the ACT government’s tourism Instagram account shot between sunset and sunrise, reports The Canberra Times.

The @VisitCanberra account collects and promotes images by Instagrammers around the city, “encouraging people to holiday in the national capital and, in turn, build a community of social media savvy advocates for the city”.

Sunsets, sunrises, storms and Lake Burley Griffin all proved popular subjects in 2015. Black Mountain and the Telstra Tower were the real stars however, featuring in four of the account’s top 10 most liked photographs.

Nearly 60,000 images were tagged with #visitcanberra on Instagram in 2015.

See the Whole story and see photos at http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/canberra-tourisms-most-liked-instagram-posts-of-2015-20160114-gm6d6p.html

Source: www.canberratimes.com

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CANBERRA: NEW INTERACTIVE WEBSITE RANKS SPENDING OM TOURISM, VISITOR NUMBERS

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The Australian federal capital Canberra’s spending on tourism is outstripped by the New South Wales south coast, the Hunter Valley and the Sunshine Coast, but it spends more than Hobart and Darwin, a new interactive website shows, canberratimes.com.au reported.

The capital was ranked 12th out of 76 Australian tourism regions in terms of spending, and was similarly positioned at 13th in terms of overnight visitors and 11th on number of rooms.

Read the article at www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/news-must-run-latest-tourism-figures-show-act-spending-least-of-all-states-and-territories–20151211-gllel2.html 

Source: www.canberratimes.com.au

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NEW HOTELS SPRING UP IN CANBERRA

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Canberra’s residential and office markets have recorded strong growth in recent months and the hotel sector is set to do the same. National reports are predicting both occupancy and room rate growth, while the local industry has welcomed an “explosion” of new hotels in the capital, domain.com.au reported.

Colliers International’s latest hotel research and forecast report entitled Destination Australia showed that the Canberra market experienced good growth over the past financial year, with occupancy boosted by hosting six matches in the Asian Soccer Cup in January.

According to Colliers’ report, Canberra’s hotel market has seen occupancy rates increase from the high-60s in 2014 to the low-to-mid-70s in 2015.

The report also noted that the ACT hotel market continues to be tightly held with just two major transactions in 2014 – Abode Woden and Ibis Styles Eagle Hawk.

The only major transaction so far this year has been the Brassey Hotel, which was acquired by Doma Group.

Several new hotels have opened over the past 12 months including five-star, 213-room The Avenue Hotel in Braddon. Australian Hotels Association ACT general manager Brad Watts says the new hotels represent confidence in the local market, however government support is required to continue attracting tourists to the city.

“There has been an explosion of new hotels in Canberra with around 400 new rooms opening in the past month including Little National (120 rooms), Abode Narrabundah (86 rooms) and the Vibe Canberra Airport Hotel (185 rooms),” Mr Watts says.

“Currently, there are almost 6000 rooms in the local accommodation sector, compared with more than 5200 at the same time last year. There remains strong private sector interest in further growing the ACT’s accommodation and hospitality market, which is exciting.”

Mr. Watts says this investment has created employment and much-needed economic growth in the hospitality and tourism sector.

“However, on the downside, the New rooms have opened in a relatively short timeframe, so when demand is quiet, there is more competition causing a dilution factor as hotels are competing for a smaller slice of the pie,” Mr Watts says.

“To address this challenge, there needs to be an even greater focus on attracting and hosting large-scale events and having more government investment to draw tourists to Canberra, especially to boost the leisure market.”

Mr.Watts says, while the private sector is investing heavily in tourism and accommodation, the industry needs the ACT government to provide more investment aimed at attracting more visitors to the Capital.

“The ACT hotel industry has welcomed a new tourism marketing partnership program to boost the local visitor economy through innovative partnership projects,” Mr Watts says.

“There has been a strong appetite from the local visitor economy to work together to promote Canberra through this funding scheme.”

Read more at http://www.domain.com.au/news/new-hotels-spring-up-in-canberra-20151112-gkw18l

Source: www.domain.com.au

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AIRLINE CASH KEY TO CANBERRA’S INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

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Andrew Barr, Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has conceded the ACT government’s long running efforts to land international flights for Canberra could so far be limited to raising awareness of the city and region’s tourism potential, canberratimes.com reported.

Mr Barr met NSW Premier Mike Baird on Thursday, pitching the potential of direct international flights as an opportunity for Canberra region towns as well as the capital’s tourism providers.

The meeting came after he told a Legislative Assembly committee this week that any moves to schedule flights to Canberra from south-east Asia or New Zealand would ultimately come down to the potential for airlines to make money from new tickets.

Positive meetings with Virgin Australia chief executive John Borghetti and Qantas ACT regional general manager Allan Williams have continued and Mr Barr said he had spruiked Canberra to airlines including Cathay Pacific, Singapore, Air New Zealand, China Southern as well as some low-cost or alliance partners. 

Read more at www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/airline-cash-key-to-canberras-international-flights-andrew-barr-20151111-gkw1ee.html 

Source: The Canberra Times – www.canberratimes.com

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UBER SAYS CANBERRA ON THE RIGHT ROAD

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From October 30 Canberra will become the first capital city in the world to legalise Uber and similar ride-sharing services with new regulations in place for drivers, www.skynews.com.au reported.

At the same time, it’s easing restrictions and drastically cutting fees for taxis and hire cars. Uber Australia hopes other states follow the route mapped out by the ACT to regulate ride-sharing services.

Other states playing catch-up with Uber already operating in their area have been left ‘looking like a bunch of slack-jawed banjo-playing yokels’, Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm says.

Uber congratulated the ACT government for showing ‘global leadership’. ‘It’s exactly what we’ve been asking for,’ Uber Australia boss David Rohrsheim told AAP on Wednesday.

‘There’s reviews underway across Australia and we hope this sets a good template. ‘The ride-sharing company will start operating in Canberra from October 30, when the first tranche of regulations come into place. Ride-share drivers must have government accreditation, pass criminal and driving history checks and have safety checks done on their cars. They’ll have to be alcohol and drug free, the same as taxi drivers.

A second stage of regulation, starting once legislation is passed, will require ride-share drivers to have compulsory third party and property insurance as well as training. They’ll have to pay $150 each year in licence and accreditation fees, plus charges for vehicle inspections and background checks.

Passengers won’t be allowed to pay cash unless cars are fitted with security cameras. Taxi drivers facing increased competition will see their licence fees halve on October 30 from the $20,000 charged now, and then drop again to $5000 in 2017. Only taxis will be able to pick up people from cab ranks and off the street – all other drivers must arrange pre-booked fares. Mr Rohrsheim said

Uber complied with these regulations already. The ACT government believes its regulations strike a balance between allowing the sharing economy to thrive in Canberra while recognising the pressure it puts on existing taxi drivers and owners. The Victorian government is also preparing a ride-sharing regulatory scheme to address passenger safety, driver and vehicle standards and insurance issues and NSW is also looking at introducing similar rules.

Senator Leyonhjelm said resolving the problem was a serious issue for tourism. And NSW opposition leader Luke Foley wondered on Twitter why his state was lagging behind.

‘If NSW Govt sources quietly claiming Uber will be regulated in next 6 months, why the bizarre public crackdown?’ he said, referring to NSW Roads and Maritime Services suspending the vehicle registrations of 40 UberX drivers this week.

The NRMA has urged all state governments to legalise ride-sharing services, saying Uber is ‘here to stay’.

Source: www.skynews.com.au

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