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Does Canberra have a mouse problem?

A plague of mice in parts of NSW and Queensland has Canberrans nervously watching for a flow-on effect in the number of critters around the house.

Canberra Liberals reshuffle forms new Opposition cabinet

The Canberra Liberals announced a cabinet reshuffle after Alistair Coe’s resignation and James Milligan’s return to the Legislative Assembly.

ACT Government calls for Royal Commission into veteran suicides

The ACT Government is calling for a Royal Commission into suicide rates among current and former ADF personnel.

Political capital: Canberra Liberals clawing out of the grave

It’s six months since the October 2020 ACT election and the humiliating defeat handed to the Canberra Liberals. The electorate delivered them their sixth successive election loss, rubbing salt into the wound by throwing in a 3% swing against them after nearly 20 years in opposition.

Release of feral horses in Kosciuszko ‘makes a mockery’ of NSW commitment

News that over one third of all feral horses trapped since July 2020 have been released has outraged members of the ACT Government.

Parties find common ground on forensic sexual assault services

The Legislative Assembly unanimously supported a Liberal motion to ensure sexual assault forensic sampling and counselling is available all the time.

Kat Reed named 2021 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year

Women with Disabilities ACT CEO Kat Reed won for their work across community services and the arts, and their distinguished service to the LGBTIQ+ community.

Investigation into prison riots praises staff, criticises ex-Commissioner

Staff at the Alexander Maconochie Centre urgently need training, a report investigating the November prison riots recommends.

Concerns over delay to Kippax Fair expansion

Almost 800 people have petitioned the ACT Government to make Kippax Fair owners expand the Holt shopping centre as soon as possible.

MLAs unite for ACT right to legislate on euthanasia

The three ACT political parties unanimously moved that the Federal Government restore Territory rights so the ACT can vote on euthanasia.

ACT dogs to require annual registration under new laws

City Services Minister Chris Steel said the legislation would come into effect on 1 July in a bid to make it easier to reunite lost dogs with their owners.

Easter changes to wheelie bins, public transport, libraries

There will be changes to public transport timetables, library services and waste collection services across Canberra this coming Easter long weekend, 2-5 April, as per the usual practice.
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