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Kate Ceberano will be the headline act at the 2017 National Multicultural Festival in Canberra, 17-19 February.

Some big name acts are due to hit Canberra with The Potbelleez to headline at New Year’s Eve in the City while Kate Ceberano will be the headline act and face of the 2017 National Multicultural Festival, 17-19 February. Civic Square will come alive on New Year’s Eve, Saturday 31 December, with an all ages concert featuring The Potbelleez as well as local party bands Heuristic, Brass Knuckle Brass Band and Nostalgia. Entertainment will start at 7pm, with fireworks displays in the city at 9pm and midnight promising to be highlights of the night. Bass in the Place in Garema

Place will start at 9pm, with a high-energy dance party featuring Brisbane club scene favorites Odd Mob supported by DJs BNDR, Exposure and Tyson. Canberra’s New Year’s Eve celebrations in Civic Square and Garema Place are alcohol- and glass-free events to ensure a safe and friendly atmosphere. Meantime, Kate Ceberano will be the main show on the opening night of the 2017 National Multicultural Festival, Friday 17 February, supported by Andrea Kirwin and Band. Ceberano, who was also the headline act at the centenary festival in 2013, tops another fantastic line-up of local, national and international acts that will perform over three days until Sunday 19 February. The 2017 Festival will also see the return of multicultural comedy. Anh Do is bringing his show The Happiest Refugee to the Canberra Theatre on Saturday 18 February while the day before, at the same venue, comedian Joe Avati will host the return of Show Us Your Roots. Tickets for both shows are available from the Canberra Theatre. In 2017 the Festival is also supporting the Canberra Food and Wine Expo which runs over the same three days at the National Convention Centre.

First female Chief Justice appointed Susan Kiefel has been appointed as the first female High Court Chief Justice in Australia in an announcement made on 29 November. ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay said he was confident in Chief Justice Kiefel’s ability to take on “the important position”. Mr Ramsay said “her commitment to consensus and her acknowledgement of the importance of the High Court in protecting the freedoms and rights of all Australians is commendable”. The announcement recognised Kiefel’s distinguished career, her contribution to the law, ethics and justice and her pioneering role in the legal profession. He also congratulated Justice James Edelman as one of the youngest ever appointments to the High Court bench.

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