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Initial pandemic lockdown costly for vulnerable children

Nine months after Australia’s initial lockdown, data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has painted a bleak picture of its immediate effects on the nation’s at-risk children. Several risk factors...

ACTCOSS calls for transparency on light rail stage two

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) is calling on the ACT Government to address the public transport needs of vulnerable and low-income Canberrans alongside the light rail stage two project. ACTCOSS...

Here comes the sun: Rooftop solar panels on the rise in the ACT

More Canberrans are installing rooftop solar panels on their properties, determined to act on climate change and reduce electricity bills.

Bacteria and blue-green algae close ACT’s recreational water spots

Toxic algae and bacteria outbreaks in the ACT’s waterways has resulted in a number of popular water spots being closed for recreational use.

2021 looks ‘incredible’ for property owners: Weekly market wrap with Sam Dodimead

The population of Canberra has done a tremendous job maintaining negligible infection rates of COVID-19. This has allowed most residents to enjoy living in a relatively normal state with residential property owners,...

Patience needed for ACT’s growing number of hospital patients

The ACT’s hospital infrastructure is in an unhealthy condition, the Canberra Liberals say, but the government promises they're on track.

Firefighting veteran with more than 20 years’ experience is ACTRFS’s new chief officer

Rohan Scott, the new ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) chief officer, was introduced to the public today at the Molonglo Brigade facility.

Canberra city to host Hollywood car chase

Canberra is set to star on the big screen thanks to Hollywood magic as the city centre hosts a thrilling car chase scene.

Keeping busy isn’t the best way to stay sane in quarantine

One year into the pandemic mandatory quarantine remains a common occurrence in the ACT, and a new RMIT University study reveals keeping busy may not be the best way to cope with...

Quarantine ends for hundreds in Canberra as NSW hotspot list changes

Hundreds of people who were in quarantine in the ACT after visiting COVID-19 affected areas of NSW resumed their normal lives this afternoon.

Canberra universities pitch in to beat bushfire recovery deadlines

Staff members from ANU and UC will donate their time to help Queanbeyan residents affected by last summer’s bushfires complete their paperwork in time to gain access to financial aid from the...

Police arrest man sleeping in car with rifle in Belconnen

Police seized two firearms and arrested a man found sleeping in a car with a visible rifle, following reports of a suspicious vehicle parked in Moulden Court, Belconnnen, at 5am on Monday...

Future Skills program creates more apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities for Canberrans

More apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities are available for Canberrans under the Future Skills for Future Jobs (FSFJ) Grants Program.

Five more cases of community transmission in NSW

NSW has recorded five locally acquired COVID-19 cases and 11 overseas acquired cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last night (Monday 11 January), bringing the state’s total to 4,845. Two of the...

Volunteers help police to control surge in COVID-19 quarantine

ACTSES and RFS volunteers have been seconded to the police this week to help manage the thousands of Canberrans in quarantine.

Hoon behaviour observed repeatedly across Canberra over weekend

Canberra hoons commandeered roads in Braddon, Fyshwick, and Hume over the weekend as their own burnout pits, which saw two cars impounded.

Three new NSW COVID cases as Greater Brisbane mandates masks indoors

NSW has recorded three new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, all believed to be linked to the Berala cluster, and eight new overseas acquired cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last...

One month left to nominate ACT Woman of the Year 2021

Reflecting on the year, Cindy Mitchell said being 2020 ACT Woman of the Year gave her work momentum and inspired local communities.

Police seize two vehicles for dangerous driving

ACT Policing seized two vehicles for dangerous driving endangering members of the public over the weekend. On Saturday night (9 January), ACT Policing closed the northern end of Lonsdale Street in Braddon in...

39-year-old man charged with string of graffiti offences

A 39-year-old O'Connor man will face ACT Magistrates court today on seven charges, including defacing a Commonwealth premises, damage property, and defacing public property.

Two-week light rail shutdown: what you need to know

Don’t forget buses will replace almost half of Canberra’s light rail service for a fortnight from Sunday 10 January.