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Labor has lost its way and its heart, says Liberals’ Elizabeth Lee

Labor is not governing for the best interests of Canberrans, claims Canberra Liberals leader Elizabeth Lee.

Grattan on Friday: Scott Morrison’s quest to be a Biden ‘bestie’

Scott Morrison, who was embraced as a bro’ by Donald Trump, now seeks to become one of Joe Biden’s besties.

Resorts gear up for bumper ski season

The Snowy Mountains has received a dumping of snow ahead of the official opening of the ski season this weekend.

Police investigating death of 48-year-old man shot in Phillip overnight

ACT police are investigating the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a 48-year-old man shot in Phillip overnight.

Designers chosen for new ACT dragon boat facility

The ACT government has awarded the design contract for the new dragon boat facility by Lake Burley Griffin to Cox Architecture.

Winter trout closure begins 15 June

Anglers looking to catch a trout are reminded that the June long weekend is their last opportunity to fish in streams and rivers across NSW, as the fishing season closes in these waters over winter.

ChooseCBR website down as scheme is suspended for a week

The ACT Government’s ChooseCBR website is down for the next week with the discount voucher scheme suspended due to technical difficulties.

The COVID-19 lab leak theory highlights a glaring lack of global biosecurity regulation

The debate over whether COVID-19 could be the result of an accidental lab leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology may never be resolved.

Double demerits in place over June long weekend

ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely this June long weekend with double demerits in place in the ACT and NSW over the next four days, starting midnight tonight.

Jetstar to fly Canberra to Brisbane from September

Jetstar will fly into Canberra for the first time, with a Canberra to Brisbane service launching in September.

Canberra Street Cat Alliance call for cat containment exemption

Local charity Canberra Street Cat Alliance are concerned the city-wide cat containment requirements outlined will affect their work.

Coffee and community connection inspire Evatt Primary’s new café

Inspired by coffee and community connection, a new café and multi-purpose hub has opened in an unusual location – Evatt Primary School. The Nest officially opened to the public yesterday, Wednesday 9 June,...

What does the typical Australian earn?

ANU visiting fellow Peter Martin writes about the latest Australian Tax Office figures that tell us what all 14.3 million taxpayers earn.

Snow falls in the ACT mountains, more could be on the way

Snow has fallen today in the mountain regions of the ACT, while the Bureau of Meteorology says more could be on its way tomorrow falling as low as 600m.

ACTAS paramedics thanked for their hard work

Twenty-two-year-old Ashleigh Edwards has had a rough three years. Following a severe tonic-clonic seizure at the Garran shops in 2019 that resulted in an ambulance trip to the emergency department, Ashleigh has needed...

To the editor: ‘Climate alarmist’ predictions ‘simply not true’

Columnist Gary Humphries (CW, Thursday 3 June 2021) thinks that it is okay to chant the "F..." word at the Prime Minister of Australia. Quite sad really when he also states that global warming is the greatest threat to humanity that requires urgent action.

How an app to decrypt criminal messages was born ‘over a few beers’ with the FBI

Australian and US law enforcement officials on Tuesday announced they’d sprung a trap three years in the making, catching major international crime figures using an encrypted app.

ACT public housing properties need repair, Canberra Liberals say

Most Canberrans would be horrified to see the state of many ACT public housing properties, and the ACT Government hasn’t done anything to fix them, the Canberra Liberals claim.

Over 560 businesses registered ahead of ChooseCBR launch

$2 million of vouchers valid in over 560 Canberra businesses are available today as part of the ACT Government’s retooled ChooseCBR scheme.

Plastic Free Morning Tea launched in Canberra ahead of Plastic Free July

Aiming for cleaner streets, oceans and communities, the Plastic Free Foundation officially launched a new plastic waste initiative at Government House in Canberra on World Ocean Day, Tuesday 8 June. Known for the...

Update: Snow could fall as low as 500m, East Coast Low expected to develop

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) meteorologist Melody Sturm said from tomorrow onwards, a cold front crossing through much of NSW would bring rainfall, winds, and the chance of snow.
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