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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.