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Gym closures fuel strong lift in fitness equipment sales

Fitness equipment is fast becoming the new toilet paper, with demand for basically anything people can lift spiking in the wake of indefinite gym closures.

New jobs for Canberrans out of work

The ACT Government has created 150 new jobs in the ACT public service for Canberrans whose income has been significantly affected by COVID-19.

Tuggeranong Woolworths trading hours cut to 11am-6pm

Woolworths at South.Point Tuggeranong is one of 41 Woolies stores across the country that will have its trading hours reduced to 11am to 6pm from 26 March.

Unprecedented COVID-19 crisis cripples local businesses

Other than supermarkets and chemists, many local businesses have suffered a sharp downturn due to the impact of coronavirus on community behaviour.

Public interest journalism reeling as advertising revenues plummet

The Federal Government is being urged to enact emergency measures to save the country’s news media industry as advertising revenues plummet..

Handmade Market goes virtual

Instead of the usual Handmade Market at EPIC, organisers are taking Canberra’s popular design and food market online this weekend, from Saturday 21 March...

ACT unemployment rate expected to double

Describing the COVID-19 lockdown as this generation’s ‘war time’ experience, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr expects the Territory’s unemployment rate to double.

Self-employed Australians take big financial hit

More than 80% of self-employed Australians say their profits have taken a significant hit because of COVID-19 restrictions, new analysis from the ANU shows.

Additional major infrastructure spend ‘fiscally irresponsible’ says Barr

Local small business leaders have called on the ACT Government to finance numerous major infrastructure works to stimulate the local economy.

Dinosaur museum ready to come back to life

The National Dinosaur Museum will be open for business from this Saturday, after a two-month closure due to COVID-19.  

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