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Danielle Meddemmen

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Danielle Meddemmen

Road trips, staycations on the cards for Aussies this summer

According to new research commissioned by Airbnb, over a third of Australians are planning a summer road trip while close to a quarter aren’t planning on leaving home at all.

Paws for thought: ‘adopt, don’t shop’ this Christmas

Giving a second chance of happiness, spending less money and bragging rights are some of the benefits RSPCA ACT are reminding Canberrans of when it comes to adopting, not shopping, a pet.

ACT frontline services band together for a safe summer

Some of Canberra’s frontline services have banded together to remind local residents of their obligations in the fight against COVID-19 this summer.

Cancel, postpone or pivot: what’s happening to Canberra’s big events

While the summer season in the ACT might usually be the city’s liveliest time, a growing list of events continues to be altered or cancelled due COVID-19.

Santa visits Gungahlin for Christmas appeal

Santa made a surprise appearance at Gungahlin Village this morning, arriving by light rail rather than his signature sleigh, marking the start of [email protected]’s annual Christmas Appeal.

Canberra teen front and centre of disability series

Canberra’s Michael Foster may be a 17-year-old man living with cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t stop him from tackling the world head-on.

Student-led exhibition hits Braddon

Braddon’s Adytum library will sport a new student-focused exhibition throughout December, thanks to a collaboration between the University of Canberra’s Faculty of Arts and Design and wellness brand, Adytum.

Royal Canberra Show cancelled for 2021

The 2021 Royal Canberra Show has been added to the growing list of COVID-19 cancellations, in the first time the event has been cancelled in over 70 years.

Need for early intervention identified in ACT mental health sector

A recent Productivity Commission report into the mental health system has found close to half of Australian adults have met the diagnostic criteria for mental illness at some point in their lives.

Canberra Business Chamber membership soars during COVID

The Canberra Business Chamber has seen its membership grow by about 20% since January, in a year that has proved tough for many local businesses.

ACT Restorative Justice Scheme records 98% satisfaction rate

A 98% participant satisfaction rate has been recorded in the ACT’s Restorative Justice Scheme, since the decision was made to include sexual and family violence offences two years ago.

Prescribed burns at Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Tidbinbilla today

Two prescribed burns are under way in Jerrabomberra Wetlands and Tidbinbilla today, aiming to reduce the fire hazard in the lead up to summer.
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