Welcome from the Chief Minister

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher

Welcome to the ACT Government’s Open Government website. This website will make information the ACT Government holds readily available to anyone interested in the work of the ACT Government. Over time, we will continue to develop this site and make more government information visible and available.

I am pleased that we will be the first Australian government to make a summary of our Cabinet outcomes available, together with access to Freedom of Information documents the ACT Government releases, and ACT Government datasets.

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In focus

 Register your interest for the NXTBUS data feed

NXTBUS is the real time passenger information system that shows the location of all ACTION buses during operation, allowing real time information to be provided to passengers via digital displays located at bus stations and major bus stops, the internet, mobile phones/PDAs, touch screen displays, the Canberra Connect Contact Centre, and on bus visual and audio displays. Register your interest for the NXTBUS data feed.

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Appointment of Ministers and Administrative Arrangements

Ministerial appointment instrument and allocation of administrative functions and units across ACT Government Directorates.

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Portfolio by Ministers at 8 November 2012 

Allocation of portfolio responsibilities announced by Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher MLA on 8 November 2012.
Portfolio by Minister - PDF (125 KB)Word (26KB)

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Parliamentary Agreement for the 8th Legislative Assembly

The Parliamentary Agreement for the 8th Legislative Assembly for the ACT between Ms Katy Gallagher, Leader of the Australian Labor Party, ACT Branch and Mr Shane Rattenbury MLA, ACT Green Member for Molonglo.
Parliamentary Agreement - PDF (613 KB), Word (114 KB)

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dataACT

dataACT and Mobile Canberra are two Open Government initiatives to improve community access to data and mobile services. Please see the dataACT website, the combined Roadmap, and the newly launched GIO Blog for more information.

Social Media

ACT Government Social Media Policy

The ACT Government Social Media Policy has been developed to provide advice and assistance to ACT Government employees on the appropriate use of social media within the work environment. Read more

ACT Targeted Assistance Strategy

The ACT Government has released the Targeted Assistance Strategy; developed by an expert panel drawn from the ACT community. This strategy builds on the work the ACT Government has already done to support Canberrans facing financial pressures. The report also provides direction and recommendations for ways the community, business and individuals can provide targeted assistance to those in need.  

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The Strategic Plan for ICT 2011-15

This plan sets the ACT Government's direction to focus our ICT investment. Its five key objectives aim to make the relationship between our community and its government easier and more collaborative, while managing our financial and energy resources even more closely. PDF version