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JobSeeker cuts to impact over 1,000 Canberra jobs

Cutting the JobSeeker rate on 25 September could result in a loss of up to 1,120 full-time equivalent jobs in Canberra, according to a recent study.

Spring nights at the drive-in coming soon

Kicking yourself you didn’t go to a drive-in movie when they were popping up around town during COVID lockdown? Well, don’t fear because Mov’in Car is back for Canberra this spring.

Brumbies light up Canberra icons

Canberrans might notice some of the Territory’s iconic spots have lit up blue and gold this week, celebrating the Plus500 Brumbies grand final appearance at GIO Stadium Canberra this Saturday (19 September).

Tulip Top digital series goes live

What started with a simple question to their Facebook followers has ended with a digital season pass to Tulip Top Gardens this spring.

South Australia opens border to Canberrans

Cries to uncouple the ACT from NSW have been heard by South Australia today, as the state welcomes Canberra residents to enter without the 14-day quarantine period from tonight.

Mother and son helping teachers win the grammar wars

After 27 years of teaching English and grammar at CIT and UC, along with PhD research on grammar teaching, Margaret McBride decided to help teachers get confident teaching grammar - everything from modal auxiliaries to complex sentences.

Chinese investment in Australia plummets

Chinese investment in Australia dropped by over 47%, from $4.8 billion in 2018 to $2.5 billion in 2019, according to new data released by The Australian National University’s Chinese Investment in...

Canberra businesswomen launch awards

The launch of the Canberra Women in Business awards brought together a room full of laughter, glamorous fashion and individual success.

ACT volunteers honoured at virtual ceremony

An awards ceremony has paid tribute to the Canberra region’s volunteers tonight, Tuesday 8 September, in a virtual celebration.

Recycled roads pave the way at Ginninderry

Construction of Ginninderry Stage 2 has kicked off and the project is making waves in the eco-friendly sphere through a recycled road construction initiative.

ACT Indigenous businesses supported in pandemic

A streamlined ACT Indigenous Business Support Program has commenced to help businesses adapt and prosper through the pandemic.

WorkSafe blitz shuts down company’s 13 worksites

Continuing the blitz on unsafe construction sites in the ACT, WorkSafe ACT has shut down more worksites in Watson after routine compliance inspections were conducted last week.

Canberra man floored by million-dollar Lotto win

A Canberra man has admitted he spent yesterday screening phone calls from the Lott, assuming it was a telemarketer, not news of a million-dollar Wednesday Lotto win.

Tuggeranong ice sports facility one step closer

Canberra is one step closer to having a new twin sheet ice sports facility by 2022, following the announcement of a chosen proponent for the venue today (3 September).

Riding in style for Tour de Kids

Local university student Steph Schultz will be doing something unique (and very impressive) to raise money this September.

Huawei and Raiders end near-decade sponsorship deal

Due to the “continued negative business environment”, the Canberra Raiders’ major sponsor Huawei have today announced 2020 will be its last year supporting the NRL club. The...

JobSeeker cuts to affect 23,000 Canberrans

ACTCOSS is urging the Federal Government to reconsider its proposed changes to JobSeeker rates next month, which are set to affect 23,000 Canberrans.

Local tea drinkers called on to end industry slavery

A Canberra charity is calling on Australia’s nine million tea drinkers to leverage their consumer power for a liveable wage for tea workers and to prevent practices of modern slavery...

Beyond Bank rewards local communities

400 grassroots groups, clubs and charities across Australia have shared in a $640,000 windfall thanks to Beyond Bank’s annual giving program.

Havelock regains caretaker’s unit to house someone in need

Havelock Housing Association will soon be able to offer an extra self-contained unit to the Canberra community, thanks to Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) ACT.

Canberra business groups call for workers to return to the office

Canberra business groups are pushing to get workers back into the office while people continue working from home “if it works for them”.