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Julie Samaras

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Julie Samaras

ACT Greens look to be big winners of 2020 election

With 78.4% of the vote counted last night, the Greens look like the big winners in the 2020 ACT election, potentially increasing their seats in the Legislative Assembly from two to three, with the potential to pick up three more, according to the ABC’s election analyst Antony Green.

Election day 2020: No queue, no democracy sausage

This year, despite my best intentions to heed the ACT Electoral Commission’s appeal to “Vote safe. Vote early” – as the vast majority of the ACT electorate did – I found myself waiting until today, Saturday 17 October, the official election day, to cast my vote.

Getaway: Road trip through Central NSW

With the countryside verdant and travel to regional NSW considered safe, road tripping through Central NSW ticks plenty of boxes. CW editor Julie Samaras hit the road to Oberon, Cowra and Canowindra last week to take in the sights.

Getaway: Go west to Wagga Wagga

We took a road trip west to Wagga Wagga, in the heart of the Riverina, and discovered a cosmopolitan yet charming big country town.

From the editor: Being grateful is good for you

Regular readers will be familiar with my “reasons to be grateful” that round off most columns.

120 ACT residents return by road from Victoria in past 5 days

Today, 23 ACT residents in 17 vehicles returned home by road from the Victorian border at Wodonga, bringing to 120 the total number of Canberrans returning during the five-day window allowed by the NSW Government.

Floods prompt disaster assistance for NSW regions

Disaster assistance is now available in 13 NSW local government areas, including Queanbeyan-Palerang, Bega, Eurobodalla, Goulburn Mulwaree, Yass and Snowy Monaro, following severe storms and floods across the NSW coast last weekend.

From the editor: The male #Karen

A quick Facebook poll CW conducted this week and research of previous mentions elsewhere, suggests the male equivalent of #Karen is #Kevin or #Ken (apologies to every kind, well-adjusted, community-minded,...

From the editor: Just checking in

Hello dear readers. Just checking in to see how you’re doing as this pandemic and associated restrictions continue, locally and globally.

NCCC chefs to cook OzHarvest 4000 meals in 8 weeks

OzHarvest Canberra yesterday received 500 individually-sealed meals prepared and cooked by the National Convention Centre Canberra - the first delivery of a total of 4,000 meals to be provided over the next eight weeks.

From the editor: Plastic Free July

This month is Plastic Free July; if only it were also Covid-free. Sigh.

From the editor: Vale, Tony Lovell

This week, I am grateful for a lifetime of knowing my brother, and the love of our parents, our family and his offspring. Vale, Tony Lovell.