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                                                                                                                         Issue 4: November 2008

                               Welcome to Canberra – Summer in the ‘Capital’

                                            Hi folks! It’s that time of year again – summer is well and truly here and we’re all starting to get caught
                                            up in the holiday fever! It’s time to take advantage of the warm weather and bring out the barbeque for
QUICK LINKS                                 a get-together with the family. Now’s the perfect time to start planning for a summer holiday – maybe
                                            a trip to the South Coast, a short drive to Sydney, a plane trip to Melbourne, or even that trip overseas
•   ACT Skilled Migration Program           to visit family and friends. But for those who want to avoid the hassle and bustle of commuting and
•   Visit Canberra                          relax at home, there’s no better time to enjoy Canberra. Hire a boat on Lake Burley Griffin, have an
•   Live In Canberra                        idyllic stroll around the National Botanic Gardens, cool yourself down by taking a dip at the pool, or
•   Arts Around Canberra                    just get your friends or loved ones together for a picnic in one of Canberra’s many gorgeous green
•   Map of Canberra                         parks and open spaces. Read on to find out how you can make the most of summer in the Capital.
•   Events in the ACT                       Yep, there’s only one thing to do – put on your shorts and sunnies, slap on some sun screen and
•   Canberra Kids                           enjoy Canberra under sunshine and clear blue skies.
                                            This is our last newsletter for the year, so thank you for reading our news. We truly hope you have
SETTLEMENT SERVICES                         enjoyed it. Best wishes for the Christmas season. We’ll see you again next year!
The ACT Government offers a range
of free settlement services to help         Welcome Home Jenny!
new migrants move to Canberra. These        ‘Phew … I’m back at work after a whirlwind trip to the UK and Germany. Justin from the ‘Live in Canberra’
include:                                    team and I, attended expos and seminars in Leeds, London and Stuttgart in Germany. We were very busy
• a dedicated ‘Welcome to Canberra’         bees with talks and presentations enticing overseas skilled workers to come
   team member who will be in               and make a new life for themselves and their families in Canberra.
   contact with you throughout the whole
   process;                                 ‘Huge crowds attended both the expos in Leeds and London with much interest
• a meet and greet service on arrival;      being shown for Canberra. The seminars were well attended and we returned
• a two-hour guided tour of Canberra; and   home with a feeling of success all round.
• accommodation assistance and              ‘If you have family or friends that may be interested in migrating to Canberra,
   employment support.                      I would be happy to speak to them about their options. Have them email me
For further information contact Jenny at:   at: welcometocanberra@act.gov.au’
welcometocanberra@act.gov.au                Jenny – Settlement Officer

OUR TEAM                                    What’s On in December 2008 and January 2009
                                            • Live in Canberra ‘Welcome Events’. These events are complementary and exclusively for people who
                                              have moved to Canberra in the last 12 months.
                                            • Australian National Botanic Gardens.
                                            • Canberra Kids activities and Christmas celebrations.

                                            Other Events
                                            • Lighting of the Christmas Tree: Celebrate the festive season in the heart of the city, at the official
                                              lighting of the Christmas tree with good company and maybe a picnic dinner, while enjoying some
Our Skilled and Business Migration Team.      great music.
From left: Jenny, Julianne and Jeannine.    • Festival of the Face: National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Come along for a jam
                                              packed week of festivities and celebrate the launch of the National Portrait Gallery’s brand new building.
                                              Admission is free!
                                            • Westfield W-League Round 10; Canberra United vs Queensland Roar: McKellar Park, Walkley Place,
                                              McKellar. For all you soccer fans, don’t miss Canberra United’s final match in the Westfield W-League
                                              2008/09 season.
                                            • Delta Goodrem: Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Avenue. Don’t miss one of
BALLOONS ALOFT                                Australia’s biggest singing sensations in her first tour in over three years.
Want an experience of Canberra’s
panoramic views, stunning blue skies and    • Wind of Shaolin: Canberra Theatre Centre. This will be the talk of the town for months to come. Even if
national icons with a difference? Then        you’re not a Bruce Lee fan, this Chinese extravaganza filled with acrobatics, song, classical dance and
Balloons Aloft is for you! Treat yourself     martial arts is sure to blow you away.
and maybe that someone special to a
balloon ride and be swept away by the
                                            • Summernats Car Festival: Exhibition Park in Canberra, Mitchell. For all you car enthusiasts, one of the
magic of Canberra from the air. > More        country’s most popular car festivals is back again for only four days of the year – being held from 1 to 4
                                              January, 2009. Get your dose of drag racing, competitions, huge fireworks displays and so much more.
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                                                                                        Phone: 1800 244 650 (Australia); +61 13 22 81 (International)
                                                                                        Email: welcometocanberra@act.gov.au
                                                                                        Website: www.business.act.gov.au

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