Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of around 380,000, it is Australia’s largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the state of Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
Places and Sites to See in Canberra
As the official seat of the government of Australia, Canberra is the site of the Parliament House, the official residence of the Monarch’s representative the Governor-General, the High Court and various government departments and agencies. It is also the location of many social and cultural institutions of national significance, such as the Australian War Memorial, Australian National University, Royal Australian Mint, Australian Institute of Sport, National Gallery, National Museum and the National Library. The Australian Army’s officer corps is trained at the Royal Military College, Duntroon and the Australian Defence Force Academy is also located in the capital.
Laws and Economy of Canberra, ACT
The ACT is independent of any state to prevent any one state from gaining an advantage by hosting the seat of Commonwealth power. The ACT has voting representation in the Commonwealth Parliament, and has its own independent Legislative Assembly and government, similar to the states.
As the city has a high proportion of public servants, the Commonwealth Government contributes the largest percentage of Gross State Product and is the largest single employer in Canberra, although no longer the majority employer.
The Only Canberra Casino Establishment
Actually there is only one casino in the city of Canberra: Casino Canberra. Casino Canberra is located at 21 Binara Street in the Capital City of Canberra, ACT, Australia. The European style gaming venue opened in 1994 but was purchased by the Aquis Group in 2014 and will be demolished to create a new casino. There are currently no slot machines or “pokies” but that may change with the new casino operators.
It is small in comparison with other casinos in Australia and does not incorporate any hotel accommodations, theatres, auditoriums, shopping boutiques, or restaurants and bars. It also holds the distinction of being the only casino in Australia that is not licensed to operate slot machines.